The king came as an ex-governor; his queen a stripper. Such a turn around from last year’s royalty: a French king and a New Orleans baroness! Gaudy or graceful, the Krewe of Libris’ third soiree, held at the Cabildo was a rollicking good time.

Event chairs were Rosemary James, the Queen Mother of the Krewe and co-founder of The Faulkner Society, and Gabriela Hernandez, a curator for the Louisiana State Museum. The theme of the evening, “Set in New Orleans,” allowed guests to recreate real or fictional characters in New Orleans history.

Ron Pincus, the king, was disguised only slightly as Former Gov. Earl Long. His queen, wife Anne, represented Long’s paramour Blaze Starr. James arrived as an elegant guest on the list of Dinner at Antoine’s while various others donned Interview with a Vampire capes or Claudia red wigs as a salute to everyone’s favorite vampire, Brad Pitt. While enjoying the revelry, guests also dined on delicacies catered by Elizabeth Guidry and Roy Guidry of At Your Service as Armand St. Martin
performed musical numbers.

The champagne flowed, the music played and this year, the present and former kings and queens were presented with rhinestone “bling” announcing their titles.