The tailoring spirit of Thierry Mugler, the enfant terrible of 1980s French fashion, came to life on Tuesday for the opening of the designer’s retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum. Regulars of the city’s nightlife and fashion underground channeled his over-the-top style. Many wore vintage Mugler or fanciful outfits of their own creation.
Also on Tuesday, Air Mail, the newsletter started by Graydon Carter, celebrated the Downtown Set – its roster of 50 young scene makers – with a fries and martini party at the Odeon. It felt like a Vanity Fair party of yore, with free cigarettes and media guys swapping gossip (sans Fran Lebowitz).
Pioneer Works, the arts and science incubator in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood, celebrated its 10th anniversary on November 10th. 11 with celebratory dinner and after party; The dress code was psychedelic dream. And the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery unveiled the portraits of this year’s Gala honorees, including Serena and Venus Williams, Ava DuVernay and Anthony S. Fauci. One guest carried a bag that read: “Fully Vaxxed”.
“I wanted to make neon something different and stand out. There was a black light so my outfit was glowing the whole time and I loved it. I thought it was really chic.” — Memphis at the Mugler Expo
“These are gloves I sewed together. I was inspired by Mugler’s idea of cutoff shapes. It stayed on most of the night.” — Fabiana Gomez at the Mugler exhibition
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