Almost half of New York is without power, flooded, damaged, RARE vintage is closed and many people are homeless. My family included. We were comfortably waiting out the storm in our apartment when we heard a loud boom! It was the crane on One 57th Street. A short time later, a fireman banged on our door and were evacuated. We were fortunate that the London Hotel took us and our two dogs in. Many people were unable to find a hotel and wandered the streets rolling small suitcases.
For the first time in its 39 year history the annual Halloween Parade in the Village had been cancelled. Heidi Klum cancelled her Halloween party. My daughter is desperate because she has been practicing her make up all week for her zombie/bride of Dracula costume. Her twin brother was planning on being a cyclops monster. When kids turn ten out go the adorable princess and Star Wars costumes and in come the monsters. But they are still pretty cute monsters (just don't tell them that!)
So amid uncertainy a remembrance of a costume ball past...
Truman Capote in Black and White
Candice Bergen at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball. Photo by Elliot Erwit
Lee Radziwell adjusting her mask. Photo by Bettman
Oscar de la Renta and his first wife Francoise
Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra
I had never seen this photo before from Magnum - the photographer must be Elliot Erwit. LOVE the guy with the paper plate mask!