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Byline: Aileen MehleScoopy, scoopy, do! Kate Hudson and her rocker beau, Chris Robinson, had an Indian shaman, in full feather and beaded regalia...

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The adorable deb from Scotland, the Hon. Virginia Audrey Hart Fraser, the daughter of Lord and Lady Strathamond of Edinburgh, wore a tartan sash over her shoulder and, of course, the photographers flocked. She was escorted by Richard Lloyd George, the great-great-grandson of the famous Prime Minister Lloyd George. Virginia's cousin, Diana Bourne, who is reading law at the University of Exeter, represented Wales. England sent two buds, Caroline Emese Rowley and Caroline Alexandra Haubold, who is studying piano at the Royal School of Music. From France came Mlle. Camille Raymonde Spear, whose parents are M. and Mme. Nathaniel Spear 3rd of Paris and New York. Kristina Teal Stefansdottir Sigurdsson, a tall and willowy Yale student, represented Iceland. Where else with that name, you may well ask. Mai Nozoe, the daughter of Yumi and Masayuki Nozoe (he is the co-president of Sony Pictures Entertainment) represented Japan. Where else with that name, you may well ask.

Lovely Melissa Ward Metzger, the daughter of Susan Ward Metzger and William Metzger and one of the sevenfold New York contingent, has a family tree with a branch directly to Martha Washington -- or is it George? Deb Christine Trott is the third sister from Bermuda to bow at the International Debutante Ball, and the three Stanley sisters from California, Malissa, Mariel and Marisea all glided down the ballroom together, holding hands. The two stunning girls from Pennsylvania, Katherine Ann Maher, the daughter of Dr. Thomas Maher and Dr. Yvonne Maher from Pittsburgh, and Meade Jennings Morrison from Villanova were stunning enough to turn heads.

Although there were no debutantes from Tennessee this year, two girls named Tennessee represented Colorado (Tennessee Coble Lane) and Texas (Tennessee Jeanne Cline). Altogether 16 girls came up from Texas, including three sets of sisters, and each one did her best (very good) to do what has come to be known as the Texas dip, the deep and beautiful bow which has pretty Texas noses almost touching the floor -- and without falling over, please. But more of all this on Friday.

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