People of the highest social level
Of high birth or social position
The rising incidence of anorexia is thought to reflect the present idealization of thinness as a badge of upper-class status as well as of female beauty.
Originating in Havana among the slaves early in the 19th century, it was considered a "low" form of dance until the 1930s, when it began to appear in upper-class ballrooms.
Real Housewives is a docu-series that follows the lives of upper-class housewives in a variety of major cities throughout the country.
Homesteaders making their way along the uncharted frontier of western America modeled social opportunities after upper-class balls and cotillions from the East, and arranged church gatherings.
Unlike the regular military, the political elite's security private forces were made up of children from the upper class to prevent the elite class from becoming polluted by the poor.