Illuminati: the surreal party of Baroness Rothschild
Who are the “Illuminati” of which so much has been discussed for centuries? “A loose affiliation of millionaires and billionaires” how once said Paul Simon or people who rule the world “far different” from what is imagined by those who “are not behind the scenes” as claimed Benjamin Disraeli?
For those who believe the conspiracy theory, however, you want to define them, they are a small group of people able to influence the world’s governments, a cartel of international bankers and industrialists based in Western Europe and North America.
the Illuminati and the Rothschilds
Some families seem to have linked their history to that of the Illuminati like Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Lazard, Warburg, Schroder and Schiff families.
According to the conspiracy theory, the pivotal family is probably the family of Rothschild, i.e. the descendants of Mayer Rothschild (1743 - 1812) of Frankfurt, who certainly never did anything to conceal his view of the world.
“Give me control over a nation's currency, and I care not who makes the laws” he once stated.
No less remarkable one of the most famous lady of Paris high society of the twentieth century: Baroness Marie-Hélène Naila Stephanie Josina de Rothschild (17-11-1927 / 1-3-1996), probably member of the Illuminati herself.
Her paternal grandmother was Baroness Hélène de Rothschild (1863–1947), the first woman to take part in an international motor race, while her father was Baron Salomon James de Rothschild.
A masquerade ball that made history
Surely the Baroness Marie-Hélène was the undisputed star of Paris high society: her masquerade ball, on December 12, 1972, is still remembered today thanks to the large collection of photographs made at the time.
The invitation was clear, “Black tie, long dresses & Surrealists heads”, and it was written backward so that to read the invite you had to hold it up to a mirror.
Participants included Audrey Hepburn and Salvador Dalì
In a world where there was no problem of money and the only limit was the imagination, servants and footmen were dressed as cats, the actress Jacqueline Delubac was dressed as Magritte’s painting, Audrey Hepburn showed up with a cage for birds on her head, even Salvador Dalì was at the party and the same Baroness Rothschild stood wearing a headdress shaped like a deer, with teardrop-shaped diamonds.
The Illuminati at their best, or just an exclusive circle of men and women “of the world” who were about to see their own little old-world swept away by modernity and its “Cafonal”? The answer's up to you (meanwhile enjoy the photos of the party).