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Style & Substance: Black and White in Color


Old Manhattan glamour was revived Feb. 16 at the National Kidney Foundation of the Virginias' inaugural Black and White Ball. Held at the elegant Bolling Haxall House, the event took its inspiration directly from Truman Capote's legendary Black and White Ball -- the party of the century — held in 1966 in New York City. Although Frank Sinatra, Mia Farrow and Andy Warhol weren't in attendance, Richmond's event was just as fitting for the crème de la crème of high society, with international fine wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres by local caterers The Flying Chef and live music by jazz band Doors Wide Open. Proceeds go to the foundation's outreach programs, which serve the one in eight people in Virginia and West Virginia who have or are at risk for kidney disease.

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