Monster Ball: New Yorkers Flock To Yonkers For An Epic Halloween Bash

Monster Ball: New Yorkers Flock To Yonkers For An Epic Halloween Bash

Matte Projects Transforms Alder Manor Into Instagram Oasis for 'The Blind Man's Ball'

Matte Projects Transforms Alder Manor Into Instagram Oasis for 'The Blind Man's Ball'

Text: Devin Barrett

On the outskirts of the city in Westchester County, Matte Projects, known for their experiential work for the likes of Alexander Wang and Maison Kitsune, transformed the Alder Manor into an Instagram-able oasis for Halloween revelers. The weekend event titled ‘The Blind Man’s Ball’ was inspired by the 1917 event of the same name. The night, which occurred at the beginning of the Dada movement at Webster Hall in New York, quickly established itself in the ethos of New York Bohemia. Matte Projects’s modern rendition of the mythical celebration, co-hosted by You Are So Lucky, spanned the course of two nights on Friday and Saturday, and welcomed thousands of guests to the sprawling estate. Well-known to many in the fashion industry, Alder Manor has served as an opulent location for countless high profile photo shoots, including many for the likes of Steven Meisel and Grace Coddington (as referenced in the documentary The September Issue).  The labyrinth-like space offered up a cabinet of curiosities for all in attendance - each room showcased a unique installation. Guests were greeted by clusters of broken chandeliers in the foyer, and the indoor swimming pool was drained to showcase an installation of crystals and lasers. Partygoers, many of who were decked out in powdered wigs and frock coats (how Louis Vuitton Spring 2018?), explored the gothic venue’s 72 rooms. Click through the gallery below for a look at the night’s epic festivities and decor.

Courtesy Matte Projects

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