*Rococo Revisited
Jeremiah Goodman
Dining Room of the Interior Designer Carlos de Beistegui ,  Paris, 1960
Jeremiah Goodman born in 1922 has painted illustrations of interior spaces for nearly every design magazine from the 1950s through the present. His moody gouache paintings “interpreted” the homes of international luminaries and spaces created by global design leaders: Bruce Weber, Edward Albee, Yves Saint Laurent, Mario Buatta, Billy Baldwin, Elsie de Wolfe, Diana Vreeland, the Duchess of Windsor, Rose Cumming, Sir John Gielgud‚ Greta Garbo, Cecil Beaton, etc.
05:41"Mexican silver-mining heir Charlie de Beistegui was perhaps the greatest party giver the 20th century has known, and his 1951 costume ball at the Labia Palace in Venice made social history. A portrait of a master of illusion who created a world of utter splendor." — All That Glittered | The Magazine | Vanity Fair
Arturo Lopez Willshaw, the great collector and party giver who had always loved China and Chinese artifacts, and his wife, Patricia, dressed as the Emperor and Empress of China  in the morning
Bal Beistegui Venice  3 September 1951
Venice Bal Besteigui 3 September 1951 © Robert Doisneau
Alexandre Serebriakoff - Bal au Palais LABIA
Charles de Beistegui
 3 septembre 1951
"Le Bal du Siécle"
Venice Bal Beistegui 3 September 1951 © Robert Doisneau
At the Ball of the Century, a row of bautas on one of the walls of the Palazzo Labia used as decoration for the “Masks and Dominoes” evening. The bauta is a typically Venetian costume in three pieces: it includes a black three-cornered hat, a mask and a veil. It was worn in the 18th century outside the Carnival during secret meetings and often appeared in paintings by the Venetian masters of the period, such as Longhi, Guardi and Tiepolo.
 The ‘chinese emperor’s troupe’ at the Beistegui Ball at Palazzo Labia in Venice, September 1951
Ms Reginald Fellowes et sa suite (sa fille Comtesse Alexandre de Casteja) au bal Beistegui à Venise
Robert Doisneau
3 septembre 1951
Guests fox-trotting around Palazzo Labia’s upstairs ballroom, with Mrs Jacques Fath (R, Fore, back to camera) dressed as the sun.
Venice, Italy
September 1951
Photographer: Cornell Capa  © Time Inc.
Hoi polloi gathering in square to cheer notables on balconies.
Location: Venice, Italy
Date taken: September 1951
Photographer: Cornell Capa
© Time Inc.
Discarded costume sharing a bench with weary and sholess Spanish Marques and Marguesa de Marianao.
Location: Venice, Italy
Date taken: September 1951
Photographer: Cornell Capa
© Time Inc.
Phantoms of Venice, black and white giants inspired from an old carnival. Costumes created by Salvador Dalì  for the ball held by de Charles De Beistegui in Venice in 1951
from the legendary ball dedicated to the 18th century society threw in 1951 by Charlie de Beistegui in Venice
Blending with the background, costumed guests sit in front of the painting by Giambattista Tiepolo.
Location: Venice, Italy
Date taken: September 1951
Photographer: Cornell Capa
© Time Inc.
Genevieve and Jacques Fath (as “The King Sun”) attending the costume party.
Location: Venice, Italy
Date taken: September 1951
Photographer: Cornell Capa