FASHION

Fashion Designers Come Out, Loud and Proud, As Grindr Fans


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On Sunday night, Grindr, the gay hook-up app, threw a “black tie pajama party” (official name: Slumbr) at The Top of the Standard. Nominally, it was to celebrate Gay Pride, but it became clear fairly quickly that the party was more an excuse for a lot of designers and fashion people to come out, if not explicitly as Grindr users themselves, then at the very least unabashed endorsers. Here they were, loud and proud and posing for a lot of pictures, Alexander Wang, (a shirtless) John Targon and Scott Studenberg of Baja East, Ryan Korban, Harry Brant, Zachary Quinto, and even CNN anchor Don Lemon. To lend a patina of credibility to the proceedings, VisionaireWorld asked a handful of artists—Juliana Huxtable, Ian Isiah, Stewart Uoo and Jacolby Satterwhite—to “curate” several hotel rooms into installations, but these were also window dressing for boys to roll around shirtless (Targon), in come-hither robes (Brant, King), or in their finest leather, like Eric Rutherford. There were women there too, by the way. Did anyone notice?

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John Targon

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Ryan Korban, Alexander Wang.

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Eric Rutherford, Hamish Bowles, Landis Smithers, Jacolby Satterwhite.

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Scott Studenberg, Sophia Bush

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Harry Brant

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The scene at the Grindr/Visionaire party.

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Zachary Quinto, Miles McMillan

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Victor Jeffreys

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Hari Nef

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Timo Weiland

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Ladyfag

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Kyle Bryan, Andreja Pejic

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The scene at the Grindr/Visionaire party

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Johnny Wujek

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Ian Isiah

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Hari Nef

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Gigi Gorgeous, Jeremy Kost

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Eric Rutherford

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Don Lemon

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Stewart Uoo

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Alexander Wang

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Octavia McKinney

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The scene at the Grindr/Visionaire party.

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The scene at the Grindr/Visionaire party.

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André Balazs

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Alyson Shiffman, Alex Seiler, Ellen von Unwerth, Eva Dolezalova