The 25th edition of one of the world’s biggest charity galas “Life Ball”

In this very special edition of the annual Style Bible we have complemented the sumptuously staged scenes from the film with a delightful series of behind-the-scenes images. The result is that one is forced to appreciate even more the details of every costume and the huge logistical effort required to create each original setting. It is an enormous pleasure to witness so many gifted people performing and creating as they make their contribution to the values, the uniqueness and the long-term success of this life-affirming charity.
— Michael Balgavy

Conchita Wurst, Anna Netrebko, Dagmar Koller and many more jumped into disguise for a restaged version of “The Sound of Music”. The result is a baroquen extravaganza.

Photographed by Markus Morianz

Designed and colorized by Michael Balgavy, the book was presented in the stylish surroundings of the original set Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg. Selected photographs offer insights into the aesthetic process followed by Gery Keszler and his team. As every year, the sumptuous costumes are being worn by such well-known figures as Anna Netrebko, Dagmar Koller and Elisabeth Gürtler as they energetically support the good cause by donning a nun’s habit or mounting a horse.