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The Season by Charles Graves

Article in The Sphere by Charles Graves explaining the London Season from the viewpoint of the debutante. The article is illustrated by photographs of well-known debs including Rose Bingham, Margaret Whigham and Betsan Horlick. Queen Mary is also featured as a, regal presence who dominates the Throne Room, dimming all the panoply of fashion by sheer majesty of demeanour. Date: 1932

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Anita Argyll Aug17 Bingham Debs Debutante Debutantes Duchess Hare Leslie Lilian Margaret Raalte Season Sweeny Whigham Elizabeth Follett


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EDITORS COMMENTS
The London Season: A Debutante's Perspective," an article penned by Charles Graves for The Sphere in 1932, offers a captivating insight into the world of debutantes and the much-anticipated social whirlwind that was the London Season. The accompanying photograph, titled "The Season," beautifully encapsulates the essence of this grand tradition. The image opens with a regal Queen Mary, her majestic presence dominating the Throne Room, dimming all the panoply of fashion by sheer majesty of demeanour. Surrounding her are some of the most prominent debutantes of the year, including Rose Bingham, Margaret Whigham, and Betsan Horlick. Their radiant smiles and elegant attire reflect the excitement and anticipation of their first foray into high society. Rose Bingham, in a stunning gown of ivory silk, exudes confidence and poise, her eyes sparkling with the promise of new adventures. Margaret Whigham, in a dress of pale blue satin, looks every inch the debutante, her expression filled with a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Betsan Horlick, in a gown of emerald green, radiates a sense of sophistication and maturity, her dark eyes reflecting the allure of the season ahead. Other debutantes featured in the photograph include Jean Follett, Anita Leslie, Gonda van Raalte, Lilian Chaytor, Lady Elizabeth Hare, and the Duchess of Argyll. Each young woman, adorned in the latest fashion trends, embodies the spirit of the London Season, a time of new beginnings, self-discovery, and the pursuit of love and marriage. The London Season was a time-honoured tradition, a rite of passage for young women of high society. It was a time of glamour, excitement, and romance, and this photograph, with its regal setting and radiant debutantes, serves as a testament to its enduring allure.

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