BALS: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century

BALS: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century

BY Nicholas Foulkes

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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, in the most beautiful book ever produced on the subject. In addition to social commentary from (or about) colorful characters—including Paul Poiret, Truman Capote, and Cecil Beaton, who immortalized 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 captivating theme.

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ISBN:9781614280002
11 x 14 in
308 pages | 250+ Illustrations
Hardcover in luxury slipcase

About the Author
Nicholas Foulkes is a British historian, author, and journalist who has written books on subjects as diverse as James Bond, porcelain, and the trench coat. He is best known for his critically acclaimed trilogy of nineteenth-century histories: Scandalous Society, a biography of Count d’Orsay; Dancing Into Battle; and Gentlemen and Blackguards. In addition to Bals and High Society, he has written four other books for Assouline. Foulkes is luxury editor of British GQ, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Finch’s Quarterly Review, and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair.

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Monsieur (France) –“Identita Nascoste”, February, 2013
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Oprah Magazine South Africa – Bals, January 2012
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Forbes Life – Bals, December 2011
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WWD (Online & Print) "Having a Ball... Making Scents and White Carpet..." - July 2011
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Elle – Strictly Ballroom, November 2011
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Vogue Italy – L’uomo, Bals, November 2011
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Town & Country – Bals, October 2011
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Elle Décor – Bals, September 2011
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Vogue Greece – Bals, September 2011
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Lonny Magazine – Bals, September 2011
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Point de Vue, France – Bals, August 2011
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Le Figaro Magazine Paris – Bals, July 2011
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Oryx Magazine Qatar – Assouline Books, August 2011
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nytimes.com "Special Report: Fashion - Magic of the Sea" - July 2011
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WWD – Couture’s Jewel Quest, July 2011
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lefigaro.fr "Carnets de Bals" - August 2011
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vanityfair.es "Agenda - Livros" - August 2011
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