Although an exhausting first day of NYFW made me want to curl up in the fetal position and weep, I broke away from my sanctuary at the Renaissance Times Square to explore our recommended Fashion’s Night Out offerings. One standout event was Opening Ceremony’s Argentina-themed carnival at the Ace Hotel. From Belvedere vodka-spiked snow cones to a live Miss Piggy performance, OC founders Carol Lim and Humberto Leon (above, welcoming the guest of honor) hosted an evening of inventive nostalgia that kept everyone partying until the wee hours of the night.
Word spread fast when OC dreamed up a spectacular French flea market for FNO last year, so it’s no surprise that the entry line for this year’s event was already massive by 6pm. And good luck getting in if you arrived after 8pm, when the real-deal Miss Piggy unveiled the new Muppets x Opening Ceremony collection. Attendees were simply having too much fun to leave their spots inside the capacity-filled room. You can’t really blame them for sticking around when guests like Spike Jonze were casually taking in some carnival games, and designer Delfina Delettrez was on hand to read your aura read at her mystical booth. See below for some pictorial highlights.
The Rodarte booth served up cotton candy, limited edition t-shirts, and a magician performing sleight-of-hand tricks.
Mini zapato keychains in the OC Ace Hotel gift shop. A Tumblr photobooth station provided instant snap keepsakes for the night. Photos were also uploaded in real time on Opening Ceremony’s newly launched Tumblr site.
The festivities continued outside of the hotel with Muppet-themed carnival games…
…and brand market booths. This Jansport backpack is just my size.
The guest of honor, Miss Piggy, basking in her glorious return to the stage.