Cynthia Cooper tells the story of four vice-regal balls, each more elaborate than the next, and their costumes. The nation-builders who attended disguised frivolity as historical research and chose costumes that allowed sexual display scandalous in any other setting. The reporters who reported on the balls and the photos by Notman and Topley show the creme de la creme of young Canada in all its finery.
|Publisher:||Goose Lane Editions|
|Product dimensions:||9.17(w) x 11.23(h) x 0.81(d)|
About the Author
Cynthia Cooper, curator of costume at the Musee Marsil in St. Lambert, Quebec, teaches costume and fashion history at LaSalle College.