Article on the New Year’s Debutante Ball from 1969

Whit Stillman has stated many times (even on his twitter account) that Metropolitan was set in 1969.  The actual date was not stated in the film because the limited budget did not allow the film to be period (Stillman also wanted a timeless feel).  Here is a New York Times article from Jan. 2, 1969 that might help give a little snap shot of that era (writer unknown).

NYTimes Jan. 2, 1969