The Revolutionary Costume of the Day


Though the main purpose for the Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival (taking place tonight) is to raise funds for the AIDS Council, the real reason to go is to hang out with friends, start the holiday season off, and see what everyone is wearing. As such, it’s probably one of the most important outfit nights of the year. In the past I would alternate my attire – one year doing something really spectacular and over the top (thigh-high latex boots with five-inch heels, a Swarovski-studded corset, Indian wedding pajamas, a mirror-covered jacket were but a few of the looks I’ve tried) – then switching it up into something super casual (jeans and a t-shirt) when I needed a break.

This year I’m going with something I would call a cross between Pee Wee Herman and Little Red Riding Hood. That’s all I’m going to say about it, and all that needs to be said. It’s actually rather simple. There was a time when it looked like it might be heading into heavy sequin territory, but I pulled back and reined it in, ultimately excising all sequins. The multiple strings of pearls have been reduced to a single strand, despite what these sneak-peek photos reveal. And the possibility of a head-dress – always a temptation – was put on the shelf for another year. Not to worry – even with all those edits it’s still pretty spectacular.

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