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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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December debutante balls, in which families "introduced" their sixteen- and seventeen-year-old daughters to society, were among the decade's most striking fashion events. Such parties cost anywhere between $10,000 and $100,000. Families outspent each other in their attempts to make their daughter's or niece's ball the season's best. Champagne rivers, ballrooms full of fresh flowers, elegant tables, liquors, desserts, and eye-catching stage sets made these events monuments to conspicuous consumption. Debs, as they were called, attended dances nearly every night from late November to early January and donned glamorous dresses that the public ogled through Life and the Saturday Evening Post. Debutantes frequently modeled clothes at department stores and charity events.

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