Why Debutantes Are Still A Thing


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The tradition of young women “debuting” began 600 years ago in the court of Elizabeth 1. And since that time, the practice has crossed back and forth across the Atlantic. Kristen Richardson joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what it is to become a debutante – and if the ritual still has a place in the 21stCentury, which she writes about in her book, “The Season: A History of the Debutante.”

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