The Met’s inaugural All Hallows’ Eve benefit dress code read “mystical costume attire”, therefore the A-listers and fashion powers of NYC gathered -“en masse and en masque” according to Vogue.
Rihanna’s outfits -“one partygoer glittered in Gucci’s diamanté bodysuit (á la Rihanna at Coachella), another guest wore her pink Giambattista Valli cupcake frock, and elsewhere were ethereal goddesses who hailed from the houses of Valentino and Dior”- were a constant inspiration whilst cochairs of the evening included Samantha Boardman, Wendi Murdoch, Dasha Zhukova, and Karlie Kloss mesmerised their tribe.
“The end of the interactive art piece required everyone, Ellie Goulding and Nicky Hilton included, to stand around a circle of candles as dancers wove through each other with their eyes closed, eventually laying down to create a cross, making it the fanciest occult gathering most of the guests had ever been to (presumably)” reports Vanity Fair.
Dressed in Fleur du Mal bunny ears and a lacy Ralph & Russo bodysuit this was the top model’s inaugural “Halloween in New York”. “Tonight is the chic New York version of my Halloween!” she added.
Derek Blasberg, Lauren Santo Domingo, Joan Smalls, Nicky Hilton and numerous others attended the spooky version of the museum’s Great Hall. Small’s Minnie Mouse had a blast.
The guests were “summoned by a candle-toting, velvet-cloaked performer from Third Rail Projects to an interactive theater experience through the Met’s galleries: first a musical performance in the 16th-century Vélez Blanco Patio and onwards to the 18th-century Wrightsman Galleries for a tarot card reading”.
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