How many Halloween costumes do you need if you're an out and about New Yorker? At least three, one for each night of partying. Heidi Klum probably spent hours getting into her insane Transformers costume, Brad Goreski showed a lot of creativity with his Tavi Gevinson costume, while Mary-Kate Olsen's weird ear/mask thing left a little to be desired...
Bloody Burlesque Halloween Ball
Who Was There: Patricia Field
Other Details: Guests entered the party through two giant inflatable legs...interesting! Susanna Bartsch (wife of gym impresario David Barton) and her burlesque troupe provided the entertainment at this Patricia Field and Francois Sagat hosted party. If you want to take a look at the pictures, they're probably the most NSFW photos we'll ever get away with posting on the site, so enjoy!
Visionaire Halloween Party
Who Was There: Cecilia Dean, Marina Abramovic, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, David Blaine, Philip Kim, Cynthia Rowley, Terence Koh, Ryan McNamara, Italo Zucchelli
Other Details: Best Costumes: A huge domino, Bjork, the face on the milk carton, and our personal favorite, the subway print ad for Dr. Zizmor, thanking him for his clear skin.
The Pre-Halloween Fete At The Bowery
Who Was There: Keren Craig, Georgina Chapman, Mickey Rourke, Kristian Laliberte.
Other Details: Best Costumes: a vanity, a dias de los muertos girl, and our favorite: an eagle. The party also screened the new movie "Night Home".
Heaven & Hell At The Standard
Who Was There: Courtney Love, Liv Tyler, Andre Balazs, Lauren Santo Domingo, Andres Santo, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Becka Diamond, Bee Shaffer, Brad Goreski, Cameron Russell, Cassie Coane, Derek Blasberg, Eugenie Niarchos, Fabiola Beracasa, Harley Viera-Newton, Italo Zucchelli, Leigh Lezark, Lorenzo Martone, Luigi Tadini, Olga Rei, Olivier Theyskens, Olivier Zahm, PC Valmorbida, Prabal Gurung, Richard Chai, Starvos Niarchos, Vito Schnabel, Waris Ahluwalia
Other Details: Best costumes were Andre Balazs as a priest, Olivier Zahm as a rabbi, Christopher Tennant as Olivier Zahm, Starvos Niarchos and PC Valmorbida as teletubbys and Harley Viera-Newton's awesome amazing Friday Night Light's Dillon Panthers costume. Courtney Love came as....Courtney Love? And Kelly Bensimon wore a cutesy "sexy" Snow White costume, which, frankly, she's too old for. [via]
Party at The Jane
Who Was There: Mary-Kate Olsen, Carlos Quiarte, Justin Theroux, Will Arnett
Other Details: Best costumes: Kurt Cobain, Charles Manson, Marie Antoinette
Nur Khan's Misfits Ball
Where: Don Hill's
Who Was There: Cory Kennedy, Cristina Civetta, Alexandra Richards, Nur Khan, Ricky Van Veen, Sante D'Orazio
Other Details: Best Costumes: Nur looked like himself, but with devil's horns, and Georgina Chapman in the best Medusa costume we've ever seen.
Richard Branson's Halloween Party
Where: New Jersey!!!
Who Was There: Richard Branson, Matthew Settle, Veronica Webb, Mary Alice Stephenson, but NOT Queen Noor, who was "unexpectedly detained overseas".
Other Details: During a performance by Nathan Gunn (The Jon Hamm of Opera, if you will), a woman fainted, earning the party a mention in Page Six.
Heidi Klum's Halloween Party
Who Was There: Heidi Klum, Seal, Ice T, Kim Kardashian, Ashanti, Coco.
Other Details: In what is no doubt an attempt to impress her kids, Heidi was almost unrecognizable as a Transformer, towering over her equally unrecognizable husband Seal. (Truly, the pictures are insane.) Kim Karsahsian showed up in an utterly boring "sexy red riding hood" costume, and Coco wore costume that concealed maybe, maybe half of her nipples. Ice T looked pretty cute as a doctor, though!
Lanvin's Halloween Extravaganza
Who Was There: Anne Hathaway, Stefano Tonchi, Terence Koh, Mary Alice Stephenson, Mickey Boardman, Rachel Zoe, Padma Lakshmi, Joe Zee, Brad Goreski
Other Details: Best costume goes to Brad Goreski, dressed as Tavi. Also, Brad and Rachel Zoe at the same party for the first time since Brad quit as Rachel's assistant. [via]