There was a time that on All Hallow's Eve, fashion industry insiders weren't glued to their desks at 2 a.m. finalizing their next issues, or having dinner with Madonna. Chances are that on October 31st, 20-some years ago, they were hitting the streets with mom and dad in a costume they'd later regretted choosing, all in the pursuit of Whoppers and Reese's Pieces.
Inspired by these insanely adorable children dressed like Grace Coddington and Bill Cunningham, we've put together a gallery of fashionable industry leaders on Halloween, when they preferred candy over Celine.
(We weren't able to track down a photo of lil Anna Wintour, if it exists, but our imaginations are running wild.)
Read on and happy haunting!
Isn't Rachel Antonoff just the cutest little bunny you ever did see?!?
Footwear designer Sarah Flint was a little lamb...BAHHH, the cuteness!
Bullett Magazine Creative Director James Orlando is the ghoulish mini-Frankenstein on the left. Props for the very detailed face paint.
W Web Editor Sarah Leon is still very impressed with her award-winning costume: "Obviously, my bride of Frankenstein costume was worthy of a first-place button. My brother's Batman costume didn't quite make the cut. (Sorry, Stefan!)"
Wren designer Melissa Coker is the most indie-looking little Care Bear that we've ever laid eyes on. So much angst.
Elle.com (and former Fashionista) Editorial Director Leah Chernikoff was The Shining twins with her sister and we are really creeped out, even by the photo.
W Beauty Director Jane Larkworthy as Raggedy Ann. We're hoping there's a tutorial for that eye makeup in next month's issue.
Special Bonus Costume
Yes we realize this pic is clearly not from childhood, but it was too good not to include. From Brad Goreski: "Me as Jennifer Beals in Flashdance aka Alex Owens. My feet still hurt from those Sergio Rossi pointy toe pumps!"