The hot party season ticket this fall is Assouline’s coffee table remembrance of great things past, the debauched and delicious par-tays of the 20th century.
There’s nearly 300 photos of how they did it right, from Art Deco Paris to the Swingin’ ’70s: That is, throwing a proper soiree, hoo-hah, stinker, blaster, blow-out-to-end-all-blow-outs. “Bals: Legendary Costume Balls of the Twentieth Century,” by Nicholas Foulkes, is what we’re tawkin’ about. There’s enough eye candy and drink spilling and swilling to ruin your plan of going to some dumb nightclub where nothing realllllly happens. Why there goes Mia and Frank! Capote! Not to mention the crazy Romanovs. The price of admission will set you back $175 smackers, but what a swell party it’ll be, and no hangover!