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The sartorial spirit of Thierry Mugler, the enfant terrible of 1980s French fashion, came to life at the Brooklyn Museum on Tuesday for the opening of the designer’s retrospective. Habitués of the city’s nightlife and fashion underground channeled his over-the-top style. Many wore vintage Mugler or fanciful outfits of their own creation.

Also on Tuesday, Air Mail, the newsletter started by Graydon Carter, celebrated the Downtown Set — its list of 50 young scene makers — with a French-fries-and-martini party at the Odeon sponsored by Celine. It felt like a Vanity Fair party of yore, with free cigarettes and media types trading gossip (minus Fran Lebowitz).

Pioneer Works, the arts and science incubator in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, celebrated its 10th anniversary on Nov. 11 with a festive dinner and after-party; the dress code was psychedelic dream. And the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiled the portraits for this year’s gala honorees, including Serena and Venus Williams, Ava DuVernay and Anthony S. Fauci. One guest carried a bag that read: “Fully Vaxxed.”

Brandon Chu, in an outfit he designed, at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times

‘It’s called lenticular fabric. It’s based on queer semiotics, specifically around cruising in bathrooms. The silhouette is modeled after a toilet seat.’ — Brandon Chu at the Mugler exhibition


Peter Artemiev, in a Bond NY jacket, at Air Mail.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
Greg Boustead, left, and Jesus Herrera at Pioneer Works.Credit…Nina Westervelt for The New York Times
From left: Nicholas Braun, Dustin Yellin in Gabriela Hearst, and Alexander Skarsgard in Adidas at Pioneer Works.Credit…Nina Westervelt for The New York Times
Tony Thames, left, and Andrew Meyer in Issey Miyake at Pioneer Works.Credit…Nina Westervelt for The New York Times
Memphy, in Mugler, at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times

‘I wanted to do neon as something different and to stand out. There was a black light so my outfit was glowing the whole time, and I loved it. I thought it was really chic.’ — Memphy at the Mugler exhibition


Tommy Playboy, in Mugler pants, at the Mugler exhibition.Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Navarre Rice, in Celine, at Air Mail.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
Rachel Tashjian Wise, in Bode, at Air Mail.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
Antwaun Sargent, in Esenshel Headwear, at Air Mail.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
A pink poodle at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Gabi Asfour, in threeASFOUR, at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Fabiana Gomez, in an outfit she designed, at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times

‘Those are gloves that I had sewn together. I was inspired by Mugler’s idea of cutoff shapes. It stayed on all night, for the most part.’ — Fabiana Gomez at the Mugler exhibition


Stella Ellis, in Mugler, at the Brooklyn Museum.Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Jo-Jo Americo, left, and Perfidia at the Brooklyn Museum.Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Lola Von Rox, in a feathered headpiece, at the Brooklyn Museum.Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Mike Eckhaus, in Eckhaus Latta, at Air Mail.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
Iké Udé, in a velvet jacket, at Air Mail.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
A “Fully Vaxxed” bag at the National Portrait Gallery.Credit…Leigh Vogel for The New York Times
Candy Warhol, in vintage Mugler and custom headpiece, at the Brooklyn Museum.Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times
Graydon Carter, left, and Jay McInerney at Air Mail.Credit…Rebecca Smeyne for The New York Times
Venus Williams, in Rosario, with José Andrés at the National Portrait Gallery.Credit…Leigh Vogel for The New York Times
Ava DuVernay, in Markarian, at the National Portrait Gallery.Credit…Leigh Vogel for The New York Times
Nancy Pelosi, left, and Hillary Clinton, in Atelier Nanou, at the National Portrait Gallery.Credit…Leigh Vogel for The New York Times
Robert Godberson, in coat and gloves from a vintage store, at the Brooklyn Museum. Credit…Dolly Faibyshev for The New York Times

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