Hey Adelaidians, Gossip Girl here and boy, do I have a story for you.
If you can throwback to the Gossip Girl season 1 episode ‘the Handmaiden’s Tale’ for a moment you will remember the exquisite masquerade ball our favourite Upper East Siders attended. The ball where Little J was more glam than goth, Blair Waldorf only cared about couture and kissing Nate and Chuck Bass was more devil then debonaire. You got it in your mind? Good, then you will be able to visualise what I am about to explain.
On Saturday the 8th of July, possibly the most extra party to hit Adelaide in years took place in the rustic Queens Theatre warehouse space. Exquisite chandeliers hung from the ceilings and an Instagram worthy Moët and Chandon champagne bar was in prime position in the middle of the floor.
The tradition of masquerade began when the rich European royals added a touch of pageantry to their palace balls when they grew bored. A collection of masks stood out at the event from chic black masks, painted on masks and even a full faced serial killer mask.
With Southern Comfort providing a cocktail on arrival and the Fat Fork keeping us satisfied with sliders and fries, Masquerade ’17 was the ultimate night out. Smoke billowed from machines providing a dramatic entrance for two hoop acrobats, a silk aerialist and a women who liked to eat fire. She was later one upped by another woman who performed a flaming hula hoop routine (we stood back for that one).
The lingerie fashion parade certainly got the men in the room excited but it was the women who cheered the loudest. Featuring pieces from Melbourne lingerie designers Kiss Kill, Amber and Indigo and Not Saved, the cheeky show was like a scene straight from Chuck’s Victrola Club.
Music from funk band Lenin Marron & The Revolution along with Adelaide DJ’s Savvas and Alex C kept guests dancing until the early hours of the morning.
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Photography by Elliot Clarke and Hannah Benwell