Does anyone know the real reason as to how Masquerade Ball's came so popular? Well, we've done our research and dedicated an entire week to masquerade beauty and fashions.
Masquerade balls were a feature of the Carinval season (who knew there was one) in the 15th Century and it involved celebrating allegorical royal entries, pageants and triumphal processions...celebrating marriages and other dynamic events of late medieval court life.
Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in Italy during the 16th Century Renaissance. During this time they were generally held for members of the upper classes and were extremely popular in Venice. This started the (now) tradition of the Venetian Carnival. Carnevale di Venezia (The Venice Carnival): it always takes place during the ten days leading up to the Shrove Tuesday.
However, this trend faded and like all trends - came back full force...in the late 1990's. Hence, the remake of Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes, Romeo met Juliet during a masquerade ball.
Now, grab your mask and hit the dance floor!