Truman Capote’s Famous Party Was Theme For Debutante Party Honoring Six San Antonio German Club Debutantes

By Jake Gaines  Photography by J. Violet Photography

The Argyle was recently the setting for a Black & White Ball, honoring the “Party of the Century” theme that author Truman Capote so famously hosted in 1965. With pandemic protocol in place, six of this year’s class of San Antonio German Club debutantes were honored by their parents: Carrie and Tom Green for their daughter Katherine Lloyd Green, Nancy and Rob Finney for their daughter Caroline Elizabeth Finney, Jessica and Joe Bakke for their daughter Brooke Winslett Bakke, Beth and Clif Douglass for their daughter Katherine Elizabeth (Kate) Douglass, Amy and De Miller for their daughter Elaine Averett (Avery) Miller, and Tisha and Kyle Beck for their daughter Jane Cameron Beck. The theme’s colors were indeed black and white, yet the debs changed into vibrantly colorful formal gowns after switching from their white presentation dresses.


When guests stepped onto the teal carpeted entrance to the Argyle, they discovered the event covered the entire footprint of the venue, with a focus on the outdoors. Nature did not disappoint with perfect weather that evening. Beyond the sumptuous cuisine catered by the Argyle, the décor was traditional, including black and white bars and lattice tête-à-têtes, with beautifully appointed lounges under a sea of teal and gold paper lanterns among the oak trees. No detail was spared, and many guests commented that they had never seen the Argyle look so beautiful. The dance floor, where guests boogied the night away, was a traditional black and white accented by a teal glitter stage facade, all finished off with flowers in antique blue and white chinoiserie vases in varying shades of pink. The theme was brought to life by the luxury planning and design company, Cloche Events.

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