Debutantes: When Glamour Was Born

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Debutantes: When Glamour Was Born

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Debutantes: When Glamour Was Born

  • When the golden age of high fashion and high society converged, and glamour was born. A debutante's dress is anything but a minor detail, and this sumptuous volume delights in one stunning look after another. Debutantes celebrates the timeless tradition with gorgeous photography from high-society and fashion documenters such as Cecil Beaton, Toni Frissell, and Slim Aarons as well as never-before-published pictures culled from personal collections. Traversing winter cotillions at the Waldorf, summer coming-out soirees in Newport, and bourgeois banquets in Paris, Debutantes marries high fashion and society with an eternal allure to be coveted by all ages.

  • Published October 1, 2013. 158 pages. Hardcover.

Measurements: 11.3" x 9.7"

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