Steven Klein & NARS Threw One Insane, Gender-Bending Rave

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If you thought makeup maestro François Nars and photographer Steven Klein were going to host a quaint little breakfast to announce their new makeup collection — welcome to 2015. These are two men who know no bounds when it comes to creativity, sexuality, art, and, if it’s not obvious, disposable income.

“Steven and I love decadence, we love fun parties — real parties that you don’t see anymore,” Nars told Refinery29 last evening at New York's Alder Manor, where the two transformeed the historic Yonkers site into a wild, raucous disco. “Fun people, beautiful people, crazy people, that’s what makes a great party — a mix of many different things.” It made perfect sense: The bash was filled with some of the most interesting and beautiful people possible, including drag queens, designers, singers, and every single model you follow on Instagram.

“Steven and I don’t like typical beauty," he continued. "We like very different types of beauty and this reflects our taste." Their tastes were, of course, brought to life through a haunted beauty mansion with uninhibited abandon. And, while the images of the actual makeup collection are still under lock and key, we scored insider photos of the most ridiculous party New York has ever seen to tide you over until it hits shelves this October.
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If there's anyone who enjoys a good rave, it's Alexander Wang.
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Amanda Lepore gives us major lipstick envy.
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Tyra Banks would be proud. Andreja Pejic has her smize on lock.
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These two are giving off some serious Effie Trinket vibes, no?
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If you've got it, flaunt it.
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Last night, clothing was definitely not required.
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The look of the evening: male models in fishnets and sky-high platforms (and yes, they could walk in them perfectly).
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A high fashion Jason Voorhees.
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In the dead of summer, you might just find yourself in an empty swimming pool.
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Welcome to Alder Manor, a.k.a. Yonkers' version of Disney's Haunted Mansion.
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Model Daria Strokous finds herself in the midst of a crazy situation.
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Just Wang and his girls: models Hanne Gaby Odiele, Anna Ewers, Lexi Boling, and Binx Walton. #SquadGoals
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Things got wild when model Heather Marks jumped into the mix.
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Nu-disco singer Nomi Ruiz kicks the party off on a high note (literally).
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One love, Sky Ferreira.
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Like mother, like son. Stephanie Seymour and Harry Brant are ready to rave.
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The men of the hour. Steven Klein and François Nars know how to throw the party of a lifetime.
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Susanne Bartsch, Miss Queen Sateen, and Exquisite know how to dress for a party.
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Who else could help create an over-the-top bash than legendary producer Bartsch herself? We expect nothing less.