"The only people I can't recognise are those with their masks off," remarked Frank Sinatra to the marvellously named Suzy Knickerbocker, The Washington Post' s gossip columnist, as they surveyed the scene at Capote's ball.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at The Big Elephant Family Ball.
So what do we learn from The Week Of Two Masked Balls? That even now, most people love an excuse to dress up .
(pics REX & Getty)