New York is BURNING… Can you smell it?
Stars in drag and all that jazz…
( All text and photos by Susan M. Kirschbaum, meteoric video rhythm by the fabulous Baron Von Fancy)
Nobody brings in Halloween with equal depravity and abandon as New Yorkers. A glance at the “in crowds'” weekend rosters included the botoxed bunch dressing up like Madonnas in the Village; the Proenza Schouler boys and Barney’s Fashion Director Julie Gilhart holding fort on 28th Street; Sean Lennon and his band rocking out at the Wooly, the exclusive private party only Woolworth basement; and beauties, rockers, and those who love them at Thomas Hayo’s party at the Boom Boom Room, where I resided. Hayo– a consummate host dressed in lederhosen with his brother Peter — shared the bill with the Last Magazine, whose co-founder, Magnus Berger pulled off a remarkable Edward Scissorhands. Check out the slide show above. See if you can spot Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O as a blonde cheerleader (I pulled on her pom pom nipples!); R.E.M’s Michael Stipe as caviar; and kissing bandits Purple Mag’s Olivier Zahm and Andre from Le Baron in Paris. Actor Keifer Sutherland — probably too frightened to set near the Proenza Schouler fete after breaking designer Jack McCullough’s nose — popped into Boom Boom wearing a red clown nose. He wasn’t pretty or scary enough to photograph. Tant pis.