Nicholas Foulkes
Assouline, New York, 2011, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History; Nonfiction, Fashion Design
11 x 14 inches, hardcover, slipcased, 308 pages, over 250 illustrations
ISBN: 9781614280002
Suggested Retail Price: $175.00

From the Publisher. From the twilight of the Romanov dynasty through les années folles of Art Deco Paris to the jet-set seventies, Bals explores the nine most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century. The most lavish, beautiful book ever produced on the subject, Bals features social commentary both by and about the colorful characters—Truman Capote, Cecil Beaton, and others—who immortalized these extraordinary events, as well as first-person narratives by Jacqueline de Ribes, Hélène David-Weill, and Marisa Berenson.

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Wendy Goodman

This book takes you inside beautiful houses and sumptuous palaces to show how they were used in the twentieth century as settings for extravagant, decadent entertaining. It’s a delicious cocktail of people, personalities, costume, and drama. A magnificent book that provides a window into a world that is finished and absolutely gone.

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