One of the most electrifying events of the year took place last evening, Saturday, December 29th at New York City's famed Waldorf Astoria. Forty-seven women of distinction from the United States and abroad took their bows to society at the 58th Anniversary of the International Debutante Ball. The debutantes represented England, Scotland, France, The Netherlands, China and fifteen American states. Each debutante was accompanied by her own escort in white tie and tails, and a military cadet in dress uniform carried the flag of the country or state which she represented. The 2012 Honorary Chairmen are Mrs. David Hamilton and Mrs. Julia I. Kauffman. The Ball Chairmen included Anne Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower, Mrs. D. David Eisenhower, Princess Chantal of France. The International Debutante Ball was founded in 1954 as a charity. The International Debutante Ball Foundation supports numerous charities including The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coat. To follow are select photos from the evening.
Left to Right: Debutantes on the receiving line at the 58th Int.l Debutante Ball (above); Dallas Texas Debutante Jessica Jones; New York Debutante Karie Dinan, New York Debutante Amanda Crown and New Jersey Debutante Olivia Tedesco
*photos by The Quest for "it" via Blackberry