Storefront hosted a Halloween party with a luxury twist: PHOTOS

Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer

Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted their annual “Critical Halloween” party on Saturday night, and this year’s event took place at the United Palace in Washington Heights. The theme was “Critical Luxury,” and guests were encouraged to use their costumes “to denounce obsolete definitions of luxury in art, architecture, and design, and to redefine its possibilities in shaping the future.” As an example, the winner of the overall competition competition went as a “luxury plumbing studio.”

Luxury Plumbing Studio (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Luxury Plumbing Studio (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)

Guests who wanted to enter the costume competition posed for photos on the second floor of the elaborate theater, and winners were announced at 12:30 am. Guests then danced till the wee hours to the tunes of dj mapquest.

Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer

And yes, if you noticed that the theme of the party does seem totally up our alley, Luxury Listings was a media sponsor of the event along with the Architect’s Newspaper.

Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
(photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
(photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
(photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
(photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
(photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
(photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Evian and Fiji — Charles Renfro, Daniel Gortler. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Evian and Fiji — Charles Renfro, Daniel Gortler. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Rhinestone Cowgirl and Her Overpriced Child — PIN–UP – Amanda + Drew. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Rhinestone Cowgirl and Her Overpriced Child — PIN–UP – Amanda + Drew. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Anna Wintour and Red Carpet — May Kim, Fumi Omori. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Anna Wintour and Red Carpet — May Kim, Fumi Omori. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
I’m Allergic to Basic — Maria, Giovanni, Diego, Ilaria. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
I’m Allergic to Basic — Maria, Giovanni, Diego, Ilaria. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Shrimp Cocktail & Figure Drawing Model on 15 Minute Break — Panny and Joseph. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Shrimp Cocktail & Figure Drawing Model on 15 Minute Break — Panny and Joseph. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Taxi Cab & Disco Ball — V & K. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Taxi Cab & Disco Ball — V & K. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Frank Gehry Project — Xiaoxi Chen Laurent. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Frank Gehry Project — Xiaoxi Chen Laurent. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Waste is a Luxury in 2016 — Buro Koray Duman. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Waste is a Luxury in 2016 — Buro Koray Duman. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Material Girl — Greta Hansen. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Material Girl — Greta Hansen. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Scales of White a.k.a. Bad Ombre — Evalynn Rosado. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Scales of White a.k.a. Bad Ombre — Evalynn Rosado. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Fully Automated Luxury Communism — Julian Harake and Melissa J. Frost. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Fully Automated Luxury Communism — Julian Harake and Melissa J. Frost. (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
The Duck and the Decorated Shed --Katherina, Katie, and Betty (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
The Duck and the Decorated Shed –Katherina, Katie, and Betty (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Best Duo/Couple Costume: "In-Unit Washer and Dryer" (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Best Duo/Couple Costume:
“In-Unit Washer and Dryer” (photo credit: Yuko Torihara)
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer
Photo credit: Fredrik Brauer