Last night, The Museum of Modern Art in NYC hosted a party-slash-fashion show in their main lobby, featuring Hood By Air models and a pretty rowdy performance by Mykki Blanco. Id marked the first time Hood By Air put on a live, multidisciplinary show outside of the context of a fashion show.
Hundreds of New York’s best-dressed crowded MoMA’s Agnes Gund Garden Lobby for this installment of PopRally. Many were decked out in their own HBA pieces and some had even dressed for Halloween (we saw a few ghouls, ballerinas, and celebrity impersonators).
Mykki Blanco performances are always exciting and unpredictable. When she came out onto the stage, she was accompanied by a few of HBA’s signature “humannequins.” Wearing nothing but tighty whities and fishnets, she climbed the scaffolding that had been set up by the museum and even started a mosh pit (aptly during “Moshin’ In The Front”). She slipped away after it erupted into an all-out dance party with vogueing competitions and some truly exceptional twerking. A few people chose to leave at this point, thinking it was over, but the HBA presentation started about an hour after Mykki’s set.
The first group of models were pretty scantily clad, wearing whispy, breezy shawls, underwear, and not much else. The main performer danced (crumped?) while the others rang church-like bells. The following group of male models wore HBA jackets and shorts while they listlessly wandered the stage while Boychild performed.
Perhaps it’s because Halloween was just around the corner, but everyone involved seemed a tad bit rowdier and excited on this cold Thursday. The audience played a key role in this multimedia presentation. They dressed the part and were part of the statement themselves. If you get the chance, definitely attend MoMA’s next PopRally event.