Saints, Sinners, and Sisters

Halloween Blowouts All Weekend Long


Stephen Gan and Joan Smalls   
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On Saturday night Prabal Gurung and some pals threw a "Sisters" bash at downtown hot spot Red Egg, where guests came dressed as siblings of the Pointer, Olsen, and Kardashian variety and there was no shortage of party-ready nuns in sequined wimples. One reveler arrived in a tight white V-neck, in parody of Gurung, who had, in a cross-dressing move to remember, donned a Mongolian goat-hair bolero and Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung heels. " 'Sisters' is a loose term for love," the designer explained, brushing aside a wisp of blond wig. "There are a lot of quote-unquote fabulous parties to go to, but tonight is just about friends, enjoying, letting loose." On that note: "The sluttier the better!"

One of those "fabulous" parties was going down simultaneously at the Standard, which had erected an all-weather check-in tent to accommodate the shivering masses. The bicameral format (doves decorating the portal leading into the Boom Boom Room, images of flames projected onto the back wall at Le Bain) was in service of the "Saints and Sinners" theme—apparently an easy choice for Calvin Klein, who showed up with a shirtless Nick Gruber as his date: "Sinners, of course!" Klein proclaimed. Adrien Brody and Chelsea Handler were among the other famous faces in the room, at least of the unmasked variety; designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs circulated in homemade Ninja Turtle outfits, and Dree Hemingay bucked the Wonder Woman/Black Swan trend by opting for a backless French maid apron. "I'm Pepe Le Pew's wife!" she said, above the din. She smelled, if you'll forgive the pun, like Halloween spirit.

Twenty-four hours later, the festivities continued at Club 39, where V magazine and Terry Richardson (who lensed the November models issue cover) co-hosted a tea dance. "I just got to New York because I was stuck in the storm in Boston last night," Alber Elbaz said. "I don't really dress up for Halloween. I'm always kind of bizarre, but I do like to watch it on other people." There were partiers in costume to keep the Lanvin designer happy, including Stephen Gan, who went as King Tut. "I'm really glad Stephen finally started dressing his age," Lady Bunny shouted from the stage. V cover girl Candace Swanepoel told, "I always love Halloween because you get to be something you aren't." The Victoria's Secret Angel was a blood-sucking vampire for the evening.

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