It’s Getting Hot in Here
Fashion took over the party scene last week. Kith, the sneaker retail temple, unveiled its collaboration with Spider-Man, who turned 60, with a pop-up store in Queens that featured limited-edition hoodies, sweaters, T-shirts and skateboards.
Kenzo, the Parisian label, toasted its latest collection with a gathering at the New Museum. Guests, many dressed in the brand’s streetwear-inspired looks, included Pusha T, Evan Mock and Jaden Smith. Shayne Oliver, formerly of Hood by Air, toasted his latest fashion venture, Anonymous Club, with a late-night party at Avant Gardner in Brooklyn.
There were fund-raisers, too. The Ali Forney Center, which supports L.G.B.T. homeless youth, raised $250,000 at its cocktail party at the Tribeca Rooftop. Hundreds of supporters (mostly gay men) braved the sweltering heat in tight short-sleeve shirts, crystal-studded heels and gender-fluid skirts.
“I wore four outfits because the more, the merrier. And fashion is my favorite way to turn the head the fastest.” — Tomás Matos at the Ali Forney benefit.
“Queens isn’t only my hometown, but also Peter Parker’s. We found a great space right by where I went to high school.” — Ronnie Fieg of Kith, about the pop-up store.
“I only wear labels. I’m a label whore. And when I’m wearing a designer, I only wear one designer. I don’t believe in mixing things.” — Sean Baptiste at Ali Forney