Countess Lara Cosima's Fairytale 2023 Débutante Ball debut reveals she's more than a TikTok It Girl

There was one diamond of the season who really dazzled at Le Bal des Débutantes 2023, a night where royalty, celebrities, and socialites gathered to honor the most honorable young women of 2023. 

At one of the most spectacular debutante parties in history, Countess Lara Cosima Henckel von Donnersmarck made.

her glamorous debut wearing an ethereal grey dress designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. She looked visionary. However, who is this Countess?

Being the daughter of Oscar-winning filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, the 20-year-old has done a commendable job of establishing her own career independent of her father's prestigious background. 

By day, Lara Cosima works as an intern at Dior. She has amassed over 40 million views on TikTok from her "get ready with me" videos. 

The star's candid shots of her opulent existence—which are captured on camera from inside her Marie Antoinette-style Parisian apartment—have earned her admirers' nicknames, from the front row of Fashion Week to her everyday life as a fashion student.

The 'Countess' moniker given to the TikTok celebrity originates from her father's German heritage. She and her father Florian danced into Le Bal, capping the evening with a father-daughter routine fit for a fairy tale. 

Lara comes from a big, aristocratic family of Austro-Germans who played a major role in the Second Industrial Revolution. They invented things like soda-pulping in Germany, mild steel puddling metal plants, and three-high rolling mills.

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