2010 November 1
The Daily’s Ultimate Halloween Honors!
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(NEW YORK) It’s been a long weekend of costume changes, cameos, and more parties than you can count on both hands. Your dear Daily really tried to be everywhere: The Standard’s epic Heaven & Hell party, which drew 1,800 delirious (and recognizable) revelers, a memorable, strobe light-infused blowout at Don Hill’s, the melee at every entrance of the Hudson Hotel, a display of the best costumes ever at SoHo house, Lanvin’s in-store spectacular, all the weekend action at P.S. 1, and the fetes at the Jane Hotel. To summarize the best of the best, behold our first annual Halloween awards. You earned them!
Best Dates: Andre Balazs’ Black Swan-inspired escorts. Whoever they were, they looked awesome...and the movie won’t even before released for another two months!
Best Group Costume (Female): Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie as Cher and Dionne from Clueless. “We literally stopped the production of our collection for a couple of days so we could perfect these costumes,” the girls told us at the SoHo House bash. “As if!” It was so worth it, considering all the brilliant details: five-pound cell phones, perfect wigs, and Cushnie’s hat, generously made by a Cushnie et Ochs intern.
Best Group Costume (Male): Italo Zucchelli with boyfriend Quin Aluni. “We just wanted to go crazy and shiny,” Calvin Klein’s men’s designer confessed. And did they ever! The duo not only had the most photogenic costume of the night, but also the most art inspired as well, thanks to Zucchelli’s bright silver, minimalist collaboration with Terrence Koh at P.S. 1.
Best Use of a Relative’s Wardrobe: Bee Shaffer, who raided her mom’s Chanel-heavy closet to perfect her Coco look for the Hudson Hotel’s bash.
Scariest Costume: Nicola Formichetti as a gun-toting, blood-soaked, neo-Gaga warrior at V’s bash at P.S. 1.
Best Beauty Power Team: Marc Jacobs, who assembled a team of three beauticians to transform himself into a devilish femme fatale on Saturday night. The downside? He could barely walk in his dangerously high heels.
Most Space-Appropriate Costume: Joey Jalleo as a Boom Boom Room cocktail waitress. Enough said!
Best CFDA-Themed Costume: Prabal Gurung as Marc Jacobs. “It’s very easy to become Marc Jacobs these days,” Gurung told us at The Standard. “You just need a really good kilt.”
Best Devilish Pair: Nur Khan and Frank Tell at Don Hill’s.
Youngest Host: Hudson Cornelius Heinemann, who celebrated his 4th birthday at Doubles over the weekend.
Best Imitation: The Daily's very own Christopher Tennant as Olivier Zahm, at the Jane Hotel and The Standard. “I didn’t even have a costume until 11:30,” said Tennant. “The leather jacket was $29 at Joyce Leslie.” The best part? Marc Jacobs called out to him on the street outside The Standard and began speaking in French before realizing it was faux Zahm.
Best Use of Hair: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin at The Standard.
Most Polished Costumes: Eddie Borgo as Pee Wee Herman, Humberto Leon as Harry Potter (both at The Standard), and Philippe Blond as Barbie at The Hudson’s bash.
Most Oblivious to Outside Temperatures: Lorenzo Martone. Martone not only showed off his body at The Standard, but also at Heidi Klum’s last night. He landed from L.A. on Saturday and perhaps still had California rays of sunshine on his mind. He won praises all around.
Hardest Partier: Courtney Love, who had to be carried out of The Standard after it was all fini at 3 a.m…
Hardest Partier (Runner-Up): A random tipsy party-goer that nose-dived into an ice sculpture at The Hudson, crushing it in the process.
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