Saturday, May 29, 2010
The Limelight is now a shopping center, and the Tunnel now refers to the Highline park...sigh. Are there no fashionable spectacles left in NYC? Of course there is, if one knows where to look. Last week saw the roar of the Drunken Dragon.
A collaboration between prop artist/event designer Adam Aleksander and the dancers of House of Dangerkat, the evening was a Far Eastern fantasy to remember.
Guests were asked to dress in Chinese attire or 1900's Colonial to fit the exotic, sexy theme of the night. Rich red fabric draped the booths with glowing lanterns. Sparkling courtesans fluttered their fans at peasant scholars. Macao's staff served up the tastiest of bites and intoxicating cocktails of absinthe and ginger.
The visual feast of the night included Chinese Opera singers calling out a long 40 foot dragon that wound its way around the bar. A drag queen or two kept you in line as the confetti rained from the sky.
The artistic nature of the night brought out plenty of the creatives in fashion. Party-goers included bespoke shoe designer Ritika W, jewelery designer Michele Russell Ward and the team from Taste of New York.