Princess Grace and Gina Lollobrigida eating ice cream cones at The Centennial Ball ! Princess Grace wearing her white gloves, as always….
“So devoted are the Italians to this delicacy emblems of ice cream, gelati or sorbetti are found on any Roman street. Legend has it that Emperor Nero used to send runner slaves to the mountain to collect snow and hurry it back, flavour it with fruit juice, and serve him his favourite treat.”
La Dolce Vita
The Monagasques also love ice cream or gelato…so much so it was served at The Centennial Ball aka known as Ball of the Second Empire, at the Opera of Monte Carlo. June 10 1966
Harpers Bazaar……Image: Bettmann / Corbis , img208.imageshack.us
Artwork by Cecil Beaton