Few things are as thrilling as throwing a party. Not only does it provide the perfect excuse to wear an eye-catching outfit you’d typically be too shy to put on, but it’s also an opportunity to be surrounded by all your loved ones. These soirées prove that the desire to celebrate, dance, and drink is as old as time. From Salvador Dali-designed costumes to three-day-long banquets, these six eccentric parties continue to be talked about even today.
Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball
Following the release of his most acclaimed non-fiction work, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote decided to celebrate the achievement by throwing himself a party at New York’s Plaza Hotel. Can you guess how many A-list celebrities were present at the exclusive venue?
A total of 540 guests, including Mia Farrow, Frank Sinatra, and Andy Warhol, arrived at the Plaza in November 1966. Once inside, they concealed their famous faces with a mask. Newspapers at the time referred to it as the “party of the century.”