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Twenty-Two Distinguished Stunning Beauties Made Their Bows At The 64th International Debutante Ball in New York City.!

New York, NY(SMIWIRE,12.30.18)-The International Debutante Ball, a biennial ceremonial and by invitation only debutante benefit gala, celebrated its 64th annual Debutante Ball this evening(12.29.18), where twenty-two young talented women of prominent families from abroad and US, made their formal debutante bows to be formally introduced to the social high society at the luxury, The Pierre Hotel in New York.

The International Debutante Ball was founded by American philanthropist & socialite, Beatrice Dinsmore Joyce in 1954, held every two years and considered the most prestigious Debutante Ball in the world. A picturesque and patriotic social global setting , where accomplished Young women and men of affluent families from the United States and around the world, gather together to meet at the ball and are formally introduced to enter the world of the high society to mingle and establish long-term international friendship with each other and families.

The ball is also known as "Supreme High Society Networking Event", and a high society benefit fundraising gala, where attendees include members of a very select elite social group and closed-social circuits and all proceeds are donated to its charities organizations including the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard' and Airmen's Club of New York City, which has been providing a home away from home for the men and women of our armed services since 1919 and as well other International Debutante Ball Foundation Charities.


 In previous years, the ball has attracted attendees that included daughters of Presidents of United States, Billionaire businessmen, diplomats, nobility, European Royalty, ambassadors and governors.

The year's ball introduced 22 debutantes from six countries ( Belgium, England, France, India, Liechtenstein & Scotland), and nine from the Unites States ( New York, New Jersey, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Virginia, & Texas ).

The 2018-64th Annual International Debutantes were: 

International Debutantes: Miss Axelle Laurent Josi (Belgium), Miss Elisa Defries (England), Miss Lara Defries (England),  Miss Catherine D' Andigne (France), Miss Nikhar Tandon (India), Princess Aurelia of Liechtenstein ( Liechtenstein ),  Miss Charlotte Drummond-Herdman (Scotland), & Miss Lexa Drummond of Megginch (Scotland).

US Debutantes: Miss Jolie Jacqueline Vanier (Arizona), Miss Graysen Lesleie Airth (California),

Miss Ireland Irving ( Florida), Miss Ella Albright Ekstrom (Illinois ), Miss Meredith Olivia Shields ( Illinois ), Miss Katherine Louise Benham (New Jersey), Miss Adelaide Mathilde Escaravage ( New Jersey ),  Miss Emila Esteves McManus (New Jersey), Miss Aubrienne Krysiewicz (New York),  Miss Mary Valentine Apple (North Carolina), Miss Daniella Helena Cass(Virginia ), Miss Catherine Fields Coselli (Texas),  Miss Olivia Claiborne Late( Texas),

 and Miss Dominique Lucile Melcher ( Texas).


This year the Honorary Chairmen & Committee were: Ms. Julia Irene Kauffman along with Ms. Anne Eisenhower, and Mrs. David Hamilton. The Director and General Chairman is Mrs. Gregory S. Hedberg. The Committee includes Mrs. Andrew Beer, Mrs. Spencer Neville Brown, Mrs. Ryland Chase, Ms. Julie Nixon Eisenhower, and Ms. Susan Eisenhower. 

The presentation began at the conclusion of the elegant dinner and opened the introduction with the crowd singing the United States national anthem. Each debutante made a royalty entrance, wearing a sophisticated designer white gown, radiating their beauty and femininity, carryng a bouquet of pink roses and accompanied by her own escort (usually also member of an Aristocrat Family or Military Academy), wearing a black toxedo with a white tie and tails.

In addition, as the debutantes walk and waved across the welcoming audience, the sound of their favorite song was heard (a country song or State song), in the background, played by renowned "The Lester Lanin Orchestra".


A grandiouse party from start to finish, filled with " Creme of the Creme " of the Social High Society, enjoying themselves and dancing the night away with friends and families of the same hierarchy, where you can only see it in movies or hear it in fairy tales stories.

By Invitation Only Event: Who Gets Invited to be an International Debutante ?

The process for an aspiring young lady to be invited and be presented as a debutante at the International Debutante Ball, she must be recommended by a previous debutante of the International Debutante Ball and must be between the ages of 17 and 21 years old. The aspiring debutantes must be well-known with connections in the New York Society and be accepted by the Chairmen of the Debutante Committee of the International Debutante Ball. Once selected, they will receive an invitation ticket and must pay a set fee by the committe. Debutantes accepted are highly accomplished young ladies in athletics, community service, academics, philanthropy and charity from affluent families. These selected debutantes are young women who maintain the standards of civility, chastity, manners, etiquette and gentility. 






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