APE Party: Ben Watts kick-starts fashion week at Finale

Last night the recently opened Finale night-club on 199 Bowery was packed to the hilt by photographer Ben Watts who threw a party to kickstart New York fashion week. Inspired by the theme ‘ape’, over five hundred monkey shaped balloons were everywhere and a photobooth drenched in Watts’ signature bright colours was busy with traffic all night long. On the decks was Carl Kennedy, Chelsea Leyland and members of the band Black Wolves. On the dance-floor were dancers on roller-skates wearing bright 90s pop era lycra outfits. Amongst the crowd was actor Adrien Grenier, Hearst president Scott Sassa, fashion designer Erin Fetherston, the lead singer of Galactic Cobra and, of course, Victoria Secret models Jessica Hart and Elsa Hosk who lit up the venue that rocked until the early hours on both floors.

Photography by Masha Maltsava

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