Twenty-Two Distinguished Stunning Beauties Made Their Bows At The 64th International Debutante Ball in New York City….!
New York, NY(SMIWIRE,12.31.18)-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 bowsto 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 benefit fund raising 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
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:
Miss Axelle Laurent Josi (Belgium), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jean-Louis & Mrs. Stephanie Laurent Josi,
Brussels, Belgium and Hong Kong.
Escort: Gregori Josi
Miss Elisa Defries (England), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Graham Defries, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Escort: Dmitri Zadie
Miss Lara Defries (England), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Graham Defries, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
Escort: Charles Defries
Miss Catherine D' Andigne (France), Daughter of Comte et Comtesse Arnaud d' Andigne, Paris, France.
Escort: Christophe Hauptmann
Miss Nikhar Tandon (India), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Satyan Tandon, Mumbai, India
Escort: Robert Davis
Princess Aurelia of Liechtenstein ( Liechtenstein ), Daughter of Prince and Princess Hugo of Liechtenstein, Valduz, liechtenstein and Syrgenstein, Germany.
Escort: Archduke Michael of Austria
Miss Charlotte Drummond-Herdman (Scotland), Daugther of Mr. Giles Herdman and The Honourable
Mrs. Drummond-Herdman. Megginch Castle, Erol, Perthshire, Scotland.
Escort:Phillip Alexander Raftopoulos
Miss Lexa Drummond of Megginch (Scotland), Daughter of Dr. The Honourable and Mrs. Drummond, Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire, Scotland and London, England.
Escort: Cornelius Escaravage
Miss Jolie Jacqueline Vanier (Arizona), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jay David Vanier, Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Escort: Michael Ziadie
Miss Graysen Leslie Airth (California), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alan Airth, Newport Beach, California
Escort: Nikhil Davar
Miss Ireland Irving ( Florida), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Fred R. Irving, Naples, Florida
Escort: William Nathan Fritsch
Miss Ella Albright Ekstrom (Illinois ), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Loren Ekstrom, Barrington, Illinois
Escort: Grant Woodward Ekstrom
Miss Meredith Olivia Shields ( Illinois ), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs R. Stratford Shields, Chicago, Illinois & N.Y.
Escort: George Grigg
Miss Katherine Louise Benham (New Jersey), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Michael Benham, Princeton, N.J.
Escort: Wesley Munson
Miss Adelaide Mathilde Escaravage ( New Jersey ), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Escaravage, Far Hills N.J.
Escort: Nicolas Mendoza Echavarria
Miss Emila Esteves McManus (New Jersey), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John McManus, Basking Ridge, N.J.
Escort: Keith Marlor
Miss Aubrienne Krysiewicz-Bell(New York), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Bell and Dr. Susan Krysiewicz, N.Y.
Escort: Joseph Coselli
Miss Mary Valentine Apple (North Carolina), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Valentine I. J. Apple, Winston Salem, N.C
Escort: Calvin Sullivan
Miss Daniella Helena Cass (Virginia ), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Cass, Great Falls, Virginia
Escort: William Simmons
Miss Catherine Fields Coselli (Texas), Daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, Houston, Texas
Escort: Shapley Davis
Miss Olivia Claiborne Late ( Texas), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Steven Late, Austin, Texas
Escort: Michael Hayes Haydon
Miss Dominique Lucile Melcher ( Texas), Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. John Collins Goff, Ft. Worth, Texas
Escort: Alexander Chieffalo
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
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 Formally Presented at The International Debutante Ball?
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.