Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Seven Most Elegant Hostesses in Literature

From Veranda:
"Where Mrs. Trenor leads, all the world follows." So writes Edith Wharton of socialite and hostess extraordinaire Judy Trenor, House of Mirth's high priestess of the Manhattan upper crust. It's no wonder that Judy's parties are pitch-perfect—while high-born but destitute protagonist Lily Bart works long hours as a milliner's assistant, Judy's afternoons are filled with china selection, matchmaking between her guests, and bullying the lower classes. Mrs. Trenor's moral character could use some work, but one thing's for sure—her parties are immaculate. (Read more.)

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