Smiles, friends, family and a big white dress. . .

No this is not a wedding but one of the seven annual debutante balls hosted in Denver. Although the debutant tradition has been lost in many cities across the United States, Denver continues to host multiple balls to raise money for the arts.  

This year, anna bé had the opportunity to work with multiple debutantes featured in both the Bal de Ballet and the Fine Arts Foundation Debutante Ball. Throughout the experience the women were able to develop new skills and meet other young women from across Denver and Colorado. When asked what was their favorite part of being a debutante the women stated with a resounding response the dress! It goes to show you, the perfect white dress is the most important aspect of any great event! 

Congratulations to the 2012 Debutantes! We enjoyed working with each of you to find the perfect dress. Good luck with your collegian experiences. Thank you to the outstanding debutante chairs and committees. We look forward to working with the 2013 Debutantes.  

En route to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House where the debutantes would be presented.
Photo by Steve Peterson, Special to The Denver Post 

 Katherine Lucas, left, and Mariah Smith. (David Zalubowski, Special to The Denver Post)