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2017MarApr_Events_Aidan O'Rourke and Caroline Jahr

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2017MarApr_Events_AnnaRiley Crenshaw, Claire Wilson Chlebowski and Cathlyn Sorrel Jones PG 2

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2017MarApr_Events_Anne Carl and Elizabeth Carl

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2017MarApr_Events_Anne Wayland Plowman and James Edward Old II

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2017MarApr_Events_Avery Carmichael and Garrett Hayward

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2017MarApr_Events_Blaise Miller and Robert Davis PG 1

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2017MarApr_Events_Brindley Elizabeth Mize and Edward Mackey IV

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2017MarApr_Events_Cameron Hull, Haley Walsh, Christina Moss and Lily McCausland

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2017MarApr_Events_Camila Mendoza Echavarria and Michael Ivkov

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2017MarApr_Events_Caroline Chambers Jones, Isabelle Caitlin Terry and Caroline Jean Jahr

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2017MarApr_Events_Caroline Jean Jahr and Aidan O'Rourke

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2017MarApr_Events_Caroline Jones and Terrance Huffiness

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2017MarApr_Events_Cathlyn Sorrel Jones and Carson Wright Wheat

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2017MarApr_Events_Eddie Miller and Hillary Miller

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2017MarApr_Events_Erin Elizabeth McNeill, Claire Chlebowski and Jacqueline Jiang

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2017MarApr_Events_Gui Liebler, Karen James, Caitlin James and Georges James

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2017MarApr_Events_Haley Carmichael, Whitney Carmichael, Betsy Evans, Grace Evans, Kaley Galvin and Kyra Noonan

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2017MarApr_Events_Helen-Anne Stearns Gable and Andrew Karo

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2017MarApr_Events_Julie Crenshaw, Claire Crenshaw, Anna Riley Crenshaw, Katherine Crenshaw and Ben Crenshaw PG 1 LIGHTEN

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2017MarApr_Events_Julie Crenshaw, Claire Crenshaw, Anna Riley Crenshaw, Katherine Crenshaw and Ben Crenshaw PG 1 LIGHTEN

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2017MarApr_Events_Julie Miller, Chris Norville and Susan Miller

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2017MarApr_Events_Karen Jones and Caroline Chambers Jones

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2017MarApr_Events_Kittsie Ann Klaes and David Christopher Hance

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2017MarApr_Events_Kittsie Ann Klaes, Elizabeth Anne Carl, Anastasia Christina Moss and Brindley Elizabeth Mize

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2017MarApr_Events_Liecie and Nick Hollis PG 1

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2017MarApr_Events_MAKE SMALL Lois and Bill Miller & Bill and Shirley Williams

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2017MarApr_Events_Marcial Jones, Franklin Hatchett, Chandler Hatchett, Carly Jones and Carson Wheat

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2017MarApr_Events_Nicholas Moss, Ryan Tometchko, Lois Moss, Valentin Hernandez amd Davis Hance

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2017MarApr_Events_OPENER The International debutantes and their military escorts PG 1 LARGISH

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2017MarApr_Events_Parker Goldstein and Isabel Terry

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2017MarApr_Events_Russell Huffines and Sophie Elise Hollis

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2017MarApr_Events_Sam Wilson, Sonia Wilson, Caroline Chlebowski and Catherine Chlebowski PG 2

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2017MarApr_Events_Samuel Ess and Melody Bradford

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2017MarApr_Events_Steve and Ava Late PG 2 LIGHTEN

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2017MarApr_Events_Steve and Ava Late PG 2 LIGHTEN

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2017MarApr_Events_The flag guard PG 3

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2017MarApr_Events_The Texas debutantes PG 3

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2017MarApr_Events_Trisha Dixon, Natalie Counce, Gene Jones, Caroline Jones and Kathy Counce

Fourteen Texas Women Take Their Bow At 62nd International Debutante Ball

By Jake Gaines   Photography by Elaine and Chichi Ubina

THE SCENE: New York’s chic Pierre Hotel was recently the scene of the 62nd International Debutante Ball and Dinner Dance, the ultimate debutante presentation gala. Featuring 46 young women of distinction from nine countries on three continents, fourteen debutantes represented Texas with distinction: Melody Merrick Bradford, Elizabeth Anne Carl, Claire Wilson Chlebowski, AnnaRiley Crenshaw, Sophie Aliece Falvey Garland Hollis, Caroline Jean Jahr, Caroline Chambers Jones, Cathlyn Sorrel Jones, Kittsie Ann Klaes, Blaise Elizabeth Miller, Brindley Elizabeth Mize, Anastasia Christina Moss, Anne Wayland Plowman and Isabelle Terry. A colorful and patriotic event, the International Debutante Ball is a lovely and enjoyable family occasion during the New York social season. The Ball provides a social stage where young women and men from all over the world meet one another, have a wonderful time, and form lasting friendships.

THE VIBE: The evening began in the Regency Room as guests made their way through the receiving line, making their acquaintance with this year’s debs. At promptly 9 o’clock, guests made their way to the Grand Ballroom where they dined on scrumptious cuisine and engaged in lively conversation. At 11 o’clock the presentation of the women in white dresses began, where this year’s debutantes represented England, France, Scotland, China, Canada and thirteen American states. Each debutante was accompanied by her own escort in white tie and tails while a military escort carried a flag of the country or state she represented, displaying the international flair of this historic event. After the presentation, guests danced the night away on the ballroom floor, capping off an amazing night that will be remembered by the evening’s patrons for years to come.

THE CAUSE:  The Bachelors’ Brunch at PJ Clarke’s kicked off the festivities early in the season. This year’s Honorary Chairmen were Ms. Anne Eisenhower, Mrs. David Hamilton and Ms. Julia Irene Kaufman. The Director and General Chairman is Mrs. Gregory S. Hedberg and the Chairmen include Mrs. Andrew Beer, Mrs. Spencer Neville Brown, Mrs. Ryland Chase, Ms. Julie Nixon Eisenhower, Ms. Susan Eisenhower and Ivan Obolensky. Proceeds from the ball benefit The International Debutante Ball Foundation Charities which supports numerous charities including The Solders’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club of New York City.