Sightings: Mandarin Oriental, Paris' Opening Gala

Paris' high society welcomed the Mandarin Oriental, Paris with a fabulous star-studded gala packed with over 500 celebrities, dignitaries and society guests (think Liam Neeson; Pierre Gagnaire, Frank Leboeuf and more).

We hear guests were treated to an evening of entertainment, which included a performance from virtuoso violinist Vanessa Mae, a display by the Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China and a "dance of the fans" invoked by choreographer Blanca Li.

Take an insider's peek at the event below!

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