People: Jun. 30, 1961

The 1959 debut of Charlotte Ford, older daughter of Henry Ford II, has often been called "the party of the century." But last week, after the motor company board chairman laid on another successful gala, the title was in doubt. The latest refulgent debutante: Charlotte's sister, Anne Ford, 18. Paris Decorator Jacques Frank spent more than a year turning the Fords' Grosse Pointe Farms estate into a Versailles-like setting for the familiar blueblood-boiling beat of Bandleader Meyer Davis. And not even an hours-long downpour—which soaked through the turquoise-colored roof of the vast pavilion...

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