NEW YORK, 1966
black and white BALL
THE OCCASION: Novelist and social butterfly Truman Capote decided to celebrate the phenomenal success of his book In Cold Blood with a lavish party for more than 500 in the ballroom of New York’s Plaza Hotel. He invited the most famous people in the world and then asked them to hide their faces behind masks.
GUEST LIST: The worlds of Hollywood, the arts, politics, big business, high society and royalty came together to toast Capote – and preen for the waiting photographers.
Capote’s Black and White Ball was the event of the decadeThe most glamorous guest lists, the most gorgeous gowns and the best gossip. Kerry Potter reveals the parties to which we wish we’d been invitedcredits
Photograph: © Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos
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