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Compass E n t er tainmen t
Costume balls ranked among the most
coveted high-society forms of entertainment
in the 1920s. Experience this fanciful affair
through the eyes of Marjorie Merriweather
Post’s pampered and privileged life in Palm
Beach at the Mar-A-Lago Club.
T E X T BY F R A N CE S C A C R UZ
Running through Apr. 17, and held at the Esther B.
O’Keeffe Gallery is an art exhibition entitled Invitation
To The Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress
Costumes. Organized by the Hillwood Estate Museum
& Gardens, Washington, D.C.; witness first-hand
Post’s collection of fancy dress costumes including an
elaborate array of headdresses, shoes and fans. The
exhibition provides colorful insight into this celebrated
era of American history, and a rarely seen glimpse into
Post’s remarkable life as a pioneering businesswoman,
philanthropist, art collector and style icon. Limited-
Edition catalogs will be available for purchase at the
gallery reception desk. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Gallery admission is $5; no
charge for Four Arts Members and kids 14 and under;