Vintage Dresses on Display. From the The Southern Historical Collection/ Wilson Special Collections Libarary/ UNC- Chapel Hill. The Debutante Cotillion and Christmas Ball of Durham, N.C., was established in 1955 by Mrs. Thomas Davenport Wright. In 1961, Mrs. Wright and others founded the Debutante Ball Society of Durham, N.C. The dress from 1962 is ideal for a wedding!