What comes to your mind when hearing the word Bals? Baroque-style ballrooms, femmes fatales, extravagant masks, luxurious floor-sweeping gowns and the lovely sound of a waltz? Exactly! The above images become more vivid when opening the new super-glossy edition of Assouline titled Bals, edited by British historian, author and journalist Nicholas Foulkes. The amazing 308 pages book features nine of the most exceptional private costume parties of the twentieth century from the Romanov dynasty, to the Art Deco era of  Paris and the glam seventies, through over 250 illustrations, with social commentary by and for great personalities like Truman Capote, Paul Poiret, and Cecil Beaton, also memory notes by Jacqueline de Ribes, Helene David – Weill and Marisa Berenson.

Available at all the Assouline boutiques worldwide and online

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