Alexa Chung's hamburger, and all of the costumes from this weekend's Halloween bashes
"You don't really feel like an American unless you've had one good Halloween party," explained Jason Wu from the entrance of Mister H, the site of Emerson and The Byrne Notice's packed-to-capacity (and delightfully unrestrained) Halloween bash. "I'm going to Europe tomorrow, so this is my only Halloween thing."
The party, themed "A Sick Halloween" (guests were encouraged to dress up as "Food Fright," i.e., "anything food-related, freaky, or gross"), was a smoky, boozy affair, complete with free-flowing Champagne and more than a few Heinz-inspired revelers moving to the beat of Harley Viera-Newton's mix of classic and nineties hits. Derek Blasberg, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Bevan, and Atlanta de Cadenet co-hosted the gathering, and downtown staples Chelsea Leyland and May Kwok pitched in on the decks.
For many, it was the night to let loose—"I'm having fun, no work tonight," grinned Alexa Chung from the dance floor, with a hot pink-maned Joan Smalls and pirate Martha Hunt in view. Others saw the Sick Halloween as just the beginning. "I didn't want to go crazy with the makeup or the hair because it's only the weekend!" exclaimed Bryan Grey Yambao, in a Prada Spring ’14 headdress and en route to Susanne Bartsch's Buddakan-hosted fête with Wu. "I'm going to dress up like Anna Wintour for Heidi Klum's party."