Soon after the cherry blossoms arrive and spring fever fills the atmosphere, another fever quickly approaches. This fever usually is accompanied with the desire to don formal attire, order corsages, take a hundred pictures and ride in rented limos and town cars. That’s right; I’m talking about the prom.
For teenagers across the United States, the junior and senior proms are a rite of passage that culminates the high school experience. It is a moment that resides in the memory bank and is carried throughout the rest of our lives. On May 8, the fashionable of New York City came together to create new, fabulous prom memories.
Joonbug.com and FashionIndie.com presented Prom Class 2010. Fashion’s dandies and dandettes braved cyclone winds to Wang Chung at Espace, located on W. 42nd St. The venue with its chic décor provided the perfect setting for the razzle-dazzle and bumping and grinding found inside. Drinks were flowing and a good time was definitely had by all.
DJs Josh Madden, Steve Powers, Manero and Claudine De Sola spinned a mix of 80s and 90s hits as well as future dance classics. And as expected at any prom the dance floor was filled with fashion. I shook a tail feather with Glam God and designer Indashio who wore an Asian-inspired prom kimono. Songstress Shontelle looked sexy in a black and taupe geometric print dress. And what would a prom be without a king and queen; Prom 2010 provided royalty as well.
The hosts for this extravaganza were designer Rebecca Minkoff, Paul Iacono from The Hard Times of RJ Berger and Gurj Bassi from Downtown Girls, Rescue Me’s Callie Thorne and Micah Jesse of Micah Jesse.com. Half the proceeds collected from ticket sales went to benefit The Society of Independent Fashion Journalists. I never had the opportunity to attend my prom when I was a teenager, but the longer I live the more I realize that it is never too late to do anything. My prom memories may have come 17 years later, but I now can say that I have had my night of spree and style. Too bad I did not get elected queen.
Photos courtesy of Joonbug.com