13 Must-See Instagrams From The Academy Ball

A who’s-who of Philadelphia donned their best clothes and partied the night away at the annual Academy Ball on January 24, 2015. This exclusive white-tie affair is one of the only annual fundraisers to support the Academy of Music, and this year, Al Pacino teamed up with the Philadelphia Orchestra to present what was a memorable evening for those in attendance. Of course, eager socialites couldn’t help but post some great shots on Instagram, so we rounded up some of the best pre-ball prep, gorgeous clothes, and, of course, selfies.

1. Philadelphia Orchestra’s David Kim rehearsing with Al Pacino:

Rehearsing with Al Pacino! #PhiladelphiaOrchestra

A photo posted by David Kim (@dkviolin) on

2. This one-of-a-kind bouquet from Falls Flowers, inspired by Scarface, was delivered to Mr. Pacino:

3. We are loving Julia Li‘s fabulous choice of attire for the evening’s festivities:

4. Hush Salon was proud to show-off a great hairstyle from one of their clients headed to the ball:

The Academy Ball updo. #hushsalonphiladelphia @erindoes_ #updo #academyball

A photo posted by Hush Salon Philadelphia (@hushsalonphiladelphia) on

 5. Philly Mag contributor HughE Dillon and Kory Aversa are looking hot in their tuxes:

6. Instagrammer @mschetter and his date are dressed to impress:

Ballin tonight. #philly #philadelphia #academyball

A photo posted by @mschetter on

 7. Landscape artist David Burnett is prepped with his entire crew for the ball. We love the dresses:

#academyball #whitepenguin A photo posted by David A. Burnett (@garden_artist) on

8. State Senator Larry Farnese shared this gorgeous shot of the purple-lit chandelier: 

Beautiful evening at the #academyball158#academyball #whitetie#philadelphia#pa1 #alpacino#academyofmusic#158

A photo posted by Larry Farnese (@larry_farnese) on

9. Instagrammer @alexandraemorgan looks absolutely stunning with her date:

#academyball #whitetie #ajacoby A photo posted by Alexandra E (@alexandraemorgan) on

10. Soprano and Instagram user @darkestimes and her friend showing off their gowns in front of what we’ll call a Valentine’s Day tree:

#academyball @caitcamps

A photo posted by Lauren Darkes (@darkestimes) on

11. What a show-stopping red dress, worked effortlessly by Instagrammer @merri1984:


A photo posted by Meredith Anne (@merri1984) on

12. We love a good collage: Instagram user @ivoryallison created a wonderful one here:

Attending the #academyball158 A photo posted by ivoryallison (@ivoryallison) on

13. And, of course, no white-tie affair could be complete without bathroom selfies. @Caitcamps wins the award for this lovely shot:

bathroom selfies at the #academyball with @darkestimes. #philly

A photo posted by caitcamps (@caitcamps) on