Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Apparently Not The Party of The Year




I was bicycling uptown yesterday past the Whitney and saw the now obligatory roped-off tented entrance that signifies PARTY! As my invitation must have been lost in the mail I didn't think too much about it. And then these party pictures popped up on the internet.

It turns out it was the Whitney Art Museum Gala (sponsored by Versace), but in spite of the good weather, doesn't it look like everyone wished they were at home watching Game 3 of the Yanks-Angels? While the pictures were uncredited on Fashionologie this is clearly not a photographer you want to invite to cover your next event.

So while I have never done a Hall of Shame, I think that photographically this deserves it.

One last piece of advice for next year, not only should the Whitney have someone standing by to say "Cheese!", a big plate of gooey Brie with salami and crackers might not be a bad idea for most of the guests!













14 comments:

Yoram Roth said...

LOL!

stacy said...

too funny.

Joe Holmes said...

Ouch.

*gemmifer* said...

Scary. Very scary. I guess it's not so easy being a good red carpet photographer. Or it is and this one just sucks.

Suzanne Graff said...

Double ouch. This is the first catty post I've ever seen on your blog and, while I agree regarding particulars, I am dismayed regarding the spirit. However unfair it might be, I have come to expect a, perhaps humanly unattainable, degree of openheartedness at The Year in Pictures.
Please, do not institute a hall of shame; shame and its ugly cousin, shamelessness, are everywhere. Let’s everyone take a deep healing breath.

emily said...

Early Halloween bash perhaps?

California Girl said...

Aside from Donatella & Lindsay, I don't recognize a soul. And the gams on the women are sad. What ever happened to curves?

RubyMel said...

Chanel Iman looks good, but then she is a pro, but it shows that taking great or even good pictures takes skill.

matthew pace said...

Brrrr...you know maybe these subjects belong in a museum..most look like they have been to the taxidermist .

Annabelle said...

Haha I agree with the cheese and salami thing; was this an Anorexia Anonymous gathering?

Christopher Paquette said...

You should have waited for Halloween to post these! Especially that first shot!

radiolariat said...

Tsk.

Michael George said...

Am I the only one that finds these incredibly interesting?

They're almost a statement on how constructed these events are depicted to the outside world.

In reality they're just as superficial and boring as regular parties can be.

Ho hum...

Content vs Context said...

They look like a bunch of sad vampires.