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Cotton’s Candy

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The It accessory for Spring 2010 just might be the cupcake headband, if Will Cotton has anything to do with it. The confection-loving artist—whose burlesque-ish ladies-in-Candy Land paintings have made him a hot commodity on the young art scene—created sugary headpieces and candy-covered PJs for Creative Time’s fundraiser-cum-slumber party last night at (where else?) the Ace Hotel. “Cotton’s paintings are so delicious, it’s just the kind of thing I want to go to bed in,” CT’s Anne Pasternak said. The whole party, in fact, was a Cotton painting come to life, with fantastical spreads of macaroons, meringue, and a whole lot of Campari. The dress code for this dessert buffet: despite all those calories, quite a bit of skin. Ruffian’s Brian Wolk showed off his skivvies (topped with a Schnabel-worthy silk smoking jacket) while partner-in-crime Claude Morais cozied up in some plaid flannels. Everyone congregated downstairs for sets by Fischerspooner and DJ-about-town Matt Creed. As bedtime approached, Luke Wilson popped in, but according to our sources, the real action was upstairs, where Jack White and Karen Elson were having a private slumber party of their own. Pillow fight, anyone?


Cotton’s limited-edition pajamas will be available at Barneys New York just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Photo: Nick Hunt / Patrick McMullan

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