“There are great cleared flat places hidden away in the forests that are called elephants’ ballrooms, but even these are only found by accident, no man has ever seen the elephants dance…”– Rudyard Kipling

The Animal Ball is London’s most inspired and creative tribute to The Animal Kingdom.

In 2016, backed by TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, forty of the world’s top fashion houses and restaurants joined forces to solve human-animal conflict and secure the future for African and Asian elephants, lions and gorillas.

In partnership with Selfridges, The Animal Ball took place on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 and was Europe’s biggest conservation fundraiser which raised £1.7 million for our planet’s most magnificent and endangered animals.

In June 2019 The Animal Ball returned once more bringing the greatest celebration of the natural world back to London. For its third iteration, TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed 600 beautiful, masked creatures to Clarence House & Lancaster House. Conjured up by fashion’s greatest creative minds, including Sabyasachi, Prada, Chloe, Kenzo, Charlotte Olympia and Missoni, this year’s collection of animal headgear was worn in powerful homage to the elephants, tigers, leopards and all other endangered wildlife and poor, rural communities that share their ever-shrinking habitat. The night was a visual feast, raising £1 million.