Dec 20, 2018
In this Season’s finale, Lucy and Ben talk with Levi Higgs about
the jewellery worn at three of the twentieth-century’s most lavish
and exclusive costume balls. Following Dress: Fancy’s patron saint,
Cecil Beaton, who attended each of these events, this episode
examines the significance of haute joaillerie and costume
jewellery worn by the likes of Daisy Fellowes, Gloria Guiness and
the inimitable Elizabeth Taylor.
- Nick Foulkes, Bals: Legendary Balls of the Twentieth
- Nick Foulkes, ‘Don Carlos de Beistegui’, The Rake
(March 2016): https://therake.com/stories/icons/don-carlos-de-beistegui/
- Deborah Davis, Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of
Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball (2006).
- Guy Trebay, ’50 Years Ago, Truman Capote Hosted the Best Party
Ever’, The New York Times (21 November 2016):
- Kenzie Bryant, ‘The Most Lavish High-Society Parties of the
Last Half-Century’, Vanity Fair (24 November 2016):
- Patricia Corbett, Verdura: The life and work of a master
- Cecil Beaton: A Retrospective, ed. David Mellor
- Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with
- Kenneth Jay Lane, Faking It (1996).