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9 posts tagged "Halloween"

It’s a Drag, Drag, Drag, Drag World

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PS1 Dral Ball

Leave it to the queens to do Halloween in style. Last night at MoMa PS1, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim along with Luis Venegas of Candy magazine hosted an art-meets-fashion Halloween drag ball, complete with an old-school pageant. “This is Miss America on steroids,” proclaimed MC Ladyfag before letting the contestants loose on a makeshift catwalk.

Later, Ladyfag explained, “It’s really a celebration of a culture that always dresses up. Most of the people here do this every day. It’s nice for people to stop and think what really goes into all of this all the time—how much work it is being a drag queen!” The work was evident in the hundreds of elaborate, detailed transformations—a sparkling, towering mummy bride; a red-lip-smeared Horn of Plenty; and co-host Melissa Burns as Prince. Also in the crowd: a well-disguised Michael Stipe and Justin Bond. “This look? I wanted to make it a bit Saint Laurent grunge, but at the same time I thought it would be cool to have something that would remind people a bit of Norman Bates’ mother—Norman from Psycho,” explained Venegas of his ladylike, lace-collared flower frock. “You know I come from Spain, so to be in New York celebrating Halloween with a drag ball is quite amazing for me!”

“It’s a total mess, but it’s great!” added Swedish pop star Robyn from beside the tequila bar. “I just think people are having a good time.”

Photo: Charles Roussel

Shop the Look: Halloween

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With the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy still being felt all up and down the East Coast, Halloween may not be top of mind for every reveler. If you ask us, an evening devoted to candy consumption can only help. Even if you’re not feeling costume-ready, there are plenty of chic ways to give a subtle (or slightly less subtle) nod to the holiday. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from Mulberry, McQ, and more. They won’t get here same-day, of course, but it’s never too early to start planning for All Hallow’s Eve 2013.


1. McQ Alexander McQueen sweater dress, $635, available at www.otteny.com
2. Preen pants, $1,040, available at www.netaporter.com
3. Mulberry sweater, $310, available at www.netaporter.com
4. Essie “Orange, It’s Obvious” nail polish, $8, available at www.zappos.com
5. Delfina Delettrez skull ring, $480, available at www.farfetch.com

To view more looks, click here.

Demarchelier’s Dior Book, Dita Designs A Capsule Collection, Heidi’s Halloween Costume Revealed, And More…

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The likes of Charlize Theron, Karlie Kloss, and Gisele Bündchen all appear in Patrick Demarchelier’s new Rizzoli book, Dior Couture. The beauties were photographed for the tome in pieces by Dior himself (from his first collection in 1947), as well as the designers that followed him, including Marc Bohan and John Galliano. [Vogue U.K.]

The queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese, is debuting a capsule collection of dresses made of silk georgette, silk velvet, and tulle this week in Melbourne. The vintage-inspired collection will be in select stores around the world next year. [WWD]

Heidi Klum’s Halloween bashes are taking place in Las Vegas and New York this weekend and she’s already revealed what she’s wearing. In typical Heidi fashion, she’s got wacky looks in store: a human bodysuit and a monkey costume. [Huff Po]

Shoppers in the U.K. are feeling a little too in the dark at Hollister stores. They are complaining that the store is so dimly lit, they can’t read the sizes or the prices, and “you keep bumping into people or tables.” [Telegraph]

Photo: Courtesy of Rizzoli

René Gruau’s Works Go Up For Auction, Miuccia Prada Adds A New Jewel (Or Two) To Her Crown, A Heelless Shoe Exhibition By Comme Des Garçons, And More…

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A collection of works by haute couture illustrator René Gruau, who worked with major houses like Christian Dior, Balenciaga, and Balmain, is on the chopping block today at a Christie’s London auction. The pieces, commissioned by the influential fashion editor Fleur Cowles, are in the auction house’s Twentieth-Century Decorative Art & Design auction. [Telegraph]

Miuccia Prada is set to add jewelry to her fashion empire. In November, Prada will launch a capsule collection of bracelets, necklaces, brooches, and rings, ranging in style from rock ‘n’ roll gloss crocodile bracelets to opulent, sparkly pendants. [WWD]

It’s looking like the most chic Halloween costume this year is going to be a vampire. Inspired by the blood-chilling looks at Carine Roitfeld’s bal des vampires in Paris, The New York Times has a few costume suggestions to help you out. [NYT]

Noritaka Tatehana’s heelless shoe collection is rarely spotted outside of Tokyo (except on Lady Gaga’s feet), but thanks to a partnership with Comme des Garçons, her shoes will be on display in Paris, London, and Tokyo for a three-part exhibition. Her new red collection, her latest black collection, and archival pieces will on display. [Hint]

Who Are You Tricking Yourself Out As?

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Anything goes when it comes to dressing up on Halloween. That’s why it’s the fashion flock’s favorite holiday—well, that, and the once-a-year guilt-free opportunity to eat as much candy as possible. If we’ve seen a few too many Karl Lagerfelds and Donatella Versaces on the costume party circuit in recent years, the Spring runways and front rows were rife with alternative possibilities. Anybody dare to imitate the self-proclaimed Lady Gaga of fashion, Anna Dello Russo? Or a certain mutton-chopped, plaid shirt-favoring photographer? Or perhaps Louis Vuitton zebra paint is more your thing?

Click here for a slideshow of suggestions and helpful hints, and let us know what you’ll be wearing.

Photo: Luca Cannonieri / GoRunway.com