Library Lions

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What an exciting evening at the New York Public Library, Library Lions on Monday, November 7.  The event will be held in the magnificent, newly renovated Rose Main Reading Room.  In addition to recognizing outstanding artists and wordsmiths, the event will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, the legendary soiree that has come to be know as “The Party of the Century.”   A special of collection items representing Capote and this iconic 1966 event will be on display. For information about Library Lions, please contact librarylions@nypl.org or 212.930.0019.

We are mad about about a Black and White theme for Black Tie Attire.  It is so lovely to look out across a room filled with elegance and style.   We ran straight away to Bergorf’s to find two gowns that are a perfect fit for a sophisticated evening of dining and dancing.   The Rachel Gilbert Tie Back Halter is a show stopper and we accessorized with a deserving flourish of feathers.   We can picture Audrey Hepburn herself making a grand entrance in the  Petite Robe de Chiari Boni Black and White Column.  We carried the lady-like look with accessories of bows and pearls.   Daring or Demure?  You decide.

Daring or Demure? 

what to wear black & white ball

Rachel Gilbert Tie Back Gown $1695  /  La Petite Robe de Chiari Boni Black & White Column $995

Oscar de la Renta Chandelier Earrings $390  /  Fantasia Pearl Drop Earrings  $500  /  Manolo Blahnik Satin Clutch $1595  /  Giuseppe Zanotti Feathered Sandals $995  /  Olgana Paris Bowed T-Strap Sandals $895  /  Black Feathered Mask /  Rhinestone Mask  /  Black & White Opera Length Kid Gloves $235

Go to Town & Country for more photos.

what to wear black & white ball

And case you haven’t read or listened to The Swans of Fifth Avenue here is a link to Amazon. 

what to wear black & white ball

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