Phillippe stunned in Giambattista Valli Haute Coutoure, while Harvey was gorgeous in Elie Saab.
Ava Phillippe and Lori Harvey were among six young American woman invited to the 25th Paris Debutante Ball over the weekend. 18-year-old Ava, the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, was the spitting image of her mother in a gold Giambattista Valli Haute Coutoure ballgown. She took to the dancefloor with her escort, the Maharaja Padmanabh Sing of Jaipur, for the first waltz, while her proud mother watched from the sidelines.
Lori practiced the night before her debut with an Elie Saab dress, fretting that she might fall in it. "My dress is very long, so I did a couple of try-ons this morning just to see that I didn’t get caught in the fabric," the 20-year old told Madame Figaro. Harvey's escort to the event was her brother Wynton.
Held in Paris since 1992, the Debutantes Ball is a two-day event that serves the purpose of "introducing" young women of society, featuring classical dance training and performance, People reported.
Hollywood daughters have been a part of the ceremonious occasion for years, with past participants including the daughters of Larry David, Bruce Willis, Annette Benning and Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, and Sylvester Stallone. The four remaining American representatives of the 20 debutantes selected this year come from non-Hollywood high society families.
The families spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Paris ahead of the Debutante Ball on Saturday. They enjoyed a "day before" breakfast, followed by the trying on of dresses, and waltz instruction Friday evening. Pictures from the event have been sparse, but several attendees took to social media to capture their time with the various debutantes, including video of Phillippe and her escort taking to the floor for the first waltz.