Marie-Laure de Noailles and Leonor Fini, Le Bal des Têtes au Pré Catelan à Paris, photo by Brassai, 1940's.

Marie-Laure de Noailles and Leonor Fini, Le Bal des Têtes au Pré Catelan à Paris, photo by Brassai, 1940's.

Could be used for Fancy Dress if you want to come as an Hungarian. George Mayer (1817-1885) photographer. CDV from 1860-1870. Hungarian folk-style dress?

Could be used for Fancy Dress if you want to come as an Hungarian. George Mayer (1817-1885) photographer. CDV from 1860-1870. Hungarian folk-style dress?

Mad camp elegance ; Stephen Tennant poncing about dressed as Prince Charming. He cut a glittering if preposterous figure  in Twenties fashionable society. His lover was the poet Siegfried Sassoon.

Mad camp elegance ; Stephen Tennant poncing about dressed as Prince Charming. He cut a glittering if preposterous figure in Twenties fashionable society. His lover was the poet Siegfried Sassoon.

Impersonation Party, 1927: Among the revellers are Cecil Beaton (back left), Tallulah Bankhead (front right), Elizabeth Ponsonby (in black hat), and (front row left) Stephen Tennant as Queen Marie of Romania

Simply too, too much privilege

Impersonation Party, 1927: Among the revellers are Cecil Beaton (back left), Tallulah Bankhead (front right), Elizabeth Ponsonby (in black hat), and (front row left) Stephen Tennant as Queen Marie of Romania

Stephen Tennant dressed as Prince Charming, Photograph by Cecil Beaton

Stephen Tennant, Bright Young Thing

1930s fancy dress catalogue by Leach-Way

1930s fancy dress catalogue by Leach-Way

What a delight!

What a delight!

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