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The Cabrols Had a Ball. You’re Invited.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
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Newly-named AVENUE Contributing Editor Roger de Cabrol‘s uncle Fred and his wife Daisy de Cabrol had a bird’s eye view of Twentieth Century international society. They attended every lavish ball of their era, caught the eye of high society photographers like Cecil Beaton, and organized glamorous fetes of their own. Now, the Baron de Cabrol’s private scrapbooks have been republished with a text by Thierry Coudert, a protege of the late and legendary Alexis de Redé.

The recently released Beautiful People of the Cafe Society (Flammarion, $120) opens the doors of the private world of haute monde legends such as Étienne de Beaumont, Charles and Mary-Laure de Noailles, the ever-controversial Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Charles de Beistegui, the Maharani of Baroda, Viscountess Jacqueline de Ribes, Elsa Maxwell,  Gianni Agnelli, Christian “Bébé” Berard, Duff and Diana Cooper and Louise de Vilmoran.  Even if you don’t know who they are, you will want to see how they lived.  And boy, did they ever live.

All images are © Fred de Cabrol, from Beautiful People of the Café Society (Flammarion, 2016)


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