Promise them a night of vogueing, and you can bet fashion’s finest will flock! Billed as an evening “inspired by the legendary New York vogueing scene,” last night’s inaugural W LOVE Hangover Ball played host to New York’s leading style mavens and vogue houses who gathered in support of the Foundation for AIDS Research and Worlds AIDS Day on December 1st.
While Kelly Osbourne, Jack Mizrahi and Ladyfag took charge of the emceeing duties, models Lily Donaldson, Anne Vyalitsyna, and Anja Rubik took their seats front and center as dancers from the houses of Xtravaganza, LaBeija, Mugler, Mizrahi, Balenciaga, Ninja, Prodigy and others took to the stage to show off their outré dance moves. For the occasion, Fergie, Bryan Boy, Pat McGrath, Edward Enninful, Mickey Boardman and Zac Posen were asked to judge the competition, overlooking such categories as Vogue Fem, Male Magazine Face, Runway and Sex Siren. While fierce critics they may be, that didn’t stop the stylish panel from throwing out 10s all around.
Towards the end of the evening, Jason Wu, Richard Chai, and Isaac Mizrahi passed out custom-made W trophies to the contorting pros, while Karlie Kloss— who managed to stop by after appearing at the Target and Neiman Marcus pop-up store launch— Nicole Trunfio and boyfriend Gary Clarke Jr. were spotted cheering along with the crowd before finishing the night off at the after party held at Lilium. Now that’s a hangover worth having!