The Top 5 Debutante Balls Of The World

by Georgia Bobley · January 27, 2012

Each year in ballrooms from Paris to St. Louis and everywhere in between, daughters from the world’s most elite families don white dresses for the ultimate coming-out party—the debutante ball. But this is not your average fête, steeped in tradition and antiquated rituals, these girls prepare for the ball by attending etiquette classes, taking ballroom dance lessons, and spending hours learning how to curtsey like the Queen. Without a candle lighting ceremony or a DJ booth in sight, the debutante ball is the most super of all Super Sweet 16's. Thinking of making your debut? Here’s a roundup of the best balls to come out at around the world.