From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty via
les années folles
of Art Deco Paris to the jet set 1970s, "
explores the nine most extraordinary private costume parties of the 20th century, in the finest book ever made on the subject. Alongside social commentary by (or about) colourful characters - including Paul Poiret, Truman Capote and Cecil Beaton, who immortalised these extraordinary balls - Jacqueline de Ribes, Hélène David-Weill and Marisa Berenson share their vivid souvenirs in first-person narratives. This is the ultimate book on such a unique and fascinating topic.
The book has 308 pages and measures W 28 cm x L 35 cm x D 4.8 cm.