The Clothes: The theme was “Psycho Beach Party” but there was not a thing in this collection that I’d recommend wearing to the beach. Think fabulous drag queen mermaids. It was the Blonds’ signature gem-encrusted, blinged-out bustiers and bodysuits, heavy on the tongue-in-cheek quirk. There were pieces covered in shells, stars, lipstick prints (and giant lipstick appliques) but the best moment came after the lights went down midway through the show. The Jaws theme played, the lights came up, and out walked a piece adorned with a huge bejeweled shark jaw, complete with teeth. I smiled the whole time I was watching this show.
What the Line Sheet Said: One outfit was called “Unicorn Realness.” #love
The Hair & Makeup: Kabuki (for MAC) wanted a strong look that didn’t read too fetish-y (the profuse amount of latex in the collection took care of that). So he gave the girls a lot of contouring and a strong eye reminiscent of 90s Cindy and Linda. All the girls had a Barbie-esque blonde hairpiece–courtesy of Antonio Corral Calero (for Moroccanoil)–which was then pulled through a latex cap. That’s a recipe for a sweaty scalp. The nails (by CND) were glorious–sparkle, star fish, pearls, even real ground glass. The most outrageous were a set of 3D nails made to look like sharks fins for Phillipe to wear.
The Vibe: West Village Halloween parade. Hooting, hollering and general ogling going on all through the show.
The Soundtrack: Disco-tinged, cheesy dance music.
The Front Row: Paris Hilton, Adam Lambert, Michael Musto, Rick Genest, various drag queens, and people wearing large & unusual headpieces.
Celeb We’d Like to See Wearing it: Lady Gaga is the obvious choice here, but I’m going to say John Travolta.
WTF Moment: The entire show, but especially when one gentleman came in wearing nothing but strategically placed criss-crossed ribbons, complete with bare ass (which we think was enhanced with butt implants.)