Inside Nicola Formichetti and Maurizio Cattelan's Pants-free Holiday Party

Inside Nicola Formichetti and Maurizio Cattelan's Pants-free Holiday Party

Keke Palmer, Zoe Silverman, and more turned out to toast Cattelan's "America: Flush and Repeat" at the raunchy affair, hosted by Ladyfag with support from Diesel.

Keke Palmer, Zoe Silverman, and more turned out to toast Cattelan's "America: Flush and Repeat" at the raunchy affair, hosted by Ladyfag with support from Diesel.

Text: MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG

Friday night, Diesel’s Nicola Formichetti, nightlife icon Ladyfag, model and photographer Helena Christensen and visual artist Maurizio Cattelan teamed up to throw a raunchy holiday bash. Formichetti, who became a household name after acting as Lady Gaga’s style director, is known for coloring outside the box, and this party was no exception. Guests were greeted at Professor Thom’s, an East Village venue, with a complimentary bottle of lube and mandatory $1 peep show. Attendees were then handed a pair of Diesel underwear and encouraged to remove all other clothing. Cattelan, amongst others, partied pants-free.

Having partnered with both Grindr and Pornhub earlier this year, this isn’t exactly Formichetti’s first exotic rodeo. The two-story makeshift sex shop was rife with male strippers and an onslaught of various types of porn. “Me and Maurizio Cattelan wanted to do something sexy and fun to celebrate the holidays and his project,” Formichetti told V. The project at hand is called “America: Flush And Repeat”, a golden toilet that typically sits in the fourth-floor bathroom of the Guggenheim. Guests were also given toilet necklaces to celebrate the occasion.

After what’s been deemed a terrible year for all, Formichetti wants to end things on a positive note. “[I’m] hoping 2017 will be much more fun!” We can only imagine what the cultural tour de force has in store for us next.

Maurizio Cattelan, Iliana Papageorgiou
Credits: Photos courtesy BFA x DAVID PRUTTING

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