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Con Artist Collective Asks “What Happened To Fashion?”

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Lädy Millard and a faux-fur coat. Photo: Angelica Frey

New York Fashion Week might be wrapping up, but Fashion Month, showcasing the Fall 2015 collections, has barely started: London, Milan, and Paris are next. With that in mind, artists at Con Artists Collective in the Lower East Side are trying to answer a more profound —dare we say almost existential?—question: What happened to fashion?
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David Cross at Hits Premiere: Baby Boomers Are ‘The Worst Generation’

David Cross, Amy Sedaris and Amy Carlson (photo: Angelica Frey)

David Cross, Amy Sedaris and Amy Carlson (photo: Angelica Frey)

Before screening his directorial debut last night, David Cross warned the audience at Nitehawk Cinema not to expect any slapstick (or, presumably, cut-off shorts –hello, nevernudes). Hits, the comedian stressed, is a dark comedy that follows 45-year-old Dave Stuben (played by Louis CK lookalike Matt Walsh), a dump worker prone to political tirades at town-hall meetings, as he ascends to fame with the help of YouTube and some Brooklyn hipsters.
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Not-So-Happy Valentine’s: The Best Parties for the Dark and Depraved

Masks at Gothic Renaissance. (Photo: Angelica Frey)

Masks at Gothic Renaissance. (Photo: Angelica Frey)

If aphrodisiac menus and vanilla-scented candles make you cringe, there’s no need to lock yourself in your apartment on Valentine’s Day. Explore the darker side of love and eros at one of these alt affairs (all on Saturday, Feb. 14 unless otherwise noted).
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As City Plans Live-Work Space For Artists, Developer Starts Building Studios

Photo: Gene Kaufman Architect

Rendering: Gene Kaufman Architect

Mayor De Blasio isn’t the only one pushing workspace for artists — it’s also being added by at least one private developer. Gene Kaufman — an architect better known for his controversial hotels — has designed a mixed-use studio building in East Williamsburg that will open in fall of 2016.
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David Cross Is Premiering Hits, His Directorial Debut, at Nitehawk

Comedian David Cross, a disillusioned East Villager turned DUMBO dweller, is making his directorial debut with Hits, and he’ll be at the comedy’s New York premiere Feb. 12 at Nitehawk. The best part: the price of the ticket is up to you, so if you want to be a cheapass a la Todd Margaret you can save a few bucks and treat yourself to a beer while you watch.
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‘The Decadence and the Drama’ of Nutcracker Rouge’s Wild Costumes

(Photos: Angelica Frey)

(Photos: Angelica Frey)

At the beginning of Nutcracker Rouge, amid wafts of frankincense, the virginal Marie Claire (Laura Careless) finds herself in a haunted forest where she’s surrounded by a storm of snowflakes. Dancers appear on stage clad in lace corsets, tutus, Swarovski-encrusted masks and matching jewelry. Their skeletal, horn-shaped headpieces are frightening. To the tune of Vivaldi’s Winter, they twirl and encircle the wide-eyed Marie Claire, who wears an iridescent turquoise rococo gown paired with a red, ruffled cape.
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