Designer-Made Halloween Masks

1 Nov

FASHION

Masters of Disguise:
Designer-Made Halloween Masks on Some of Our Favorite New Yorkers

Photographed by Olivia Bee | Styled by Jorden Bickham

It’s almost Halloween, and while many of us are a little too grown-up to go trick-or-treating, most of us still love any good excuse to wear a costume. Case in point: We asked designers (Olivier Theyskens, Stephen Jones, Eugenia Kim, and Warby Parker to name a few) to create special Halloween masks, and some of our favorite New Yorkers (including Grace Coddington, Angel Haze, Leandra Medine, and more) stopped by and played dress up with them. See who you recognize behind these one-of-a-kind creations in this first installment of our Halloween mask slideshow, and check back tomorrow for updates.

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Erdem mask worn by Mickey Sumner

Erdem mask worn by Mickey Sumner

“I wanted to create something that you would imagine seeing in a Visconti film.”—Erdem Moralioglu

Made of lace and ostrich feathers.

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Fornasetti mask worn by Vogue’s Tonne Goodman

Fornasetti mask worn by Vogue’s Tonne Goodman

The décor of this mask is taken from the series “Tema e Variazioni” (theme and variations) by Piero Fornasetti. The image that inspired Fornasetti to coin the title “Tema e Variazioni,” is the enigmatic face of a woman: the opera singer Lina Cavalieri. For him, this face became the ultimate enduring motif.

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John Derian mask worn by Toni Garrn

John Derian mask worn by Toni Garrn

“Masks can be sexy and mysterious. Sometimes the simplest thing can have a lot of impact.”

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Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen mask worn by Vogue’s Camilla Nickerson

Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen mask worn by Vogue’s Camilla Nickerson

Made of tulle and lace.

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William Ivey Long mask worn by Vanessa Zahorian of the San Francisco Ballet

William Ivey Long mask worn by Vanessa Zahorian of the San Francisco Ballet

“It is a prototype mask for one of the step-sisters in Cinderella, Gabrielle, as she is trying to woo the prince at the ball.”—William Ivey Long

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Jean Paul Gaultier mask worn by Olivia Bee

Jean Paul Gaultier mask worn by Olivia Bee

Made with gold guipure lace with white feathers.

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Kate Spade New York mask worn by Pascal O’Neill

Kate Spade New York mask worn by Pascal O’Neill

“I have always loved owls and have been collecting them with a passion for many years. We have designed many special owl pieces for our collections—but never a mask until now.” —Deborah Lloyd, president and chief creative officer of Kate Spade New York

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Dolce & Gabbana mask worn by Tabitha Simmons

Dolce & Gabbana mask worn by Tabitha Simmons

Made of velvet, feathers, and multicolored crystal stones.

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Maison Michel mask worn by Rebecca Dayan

Maison Michel mask worn by Rebecca Dayan

“I was so excited about [this Halloween project]! I immediately thought of the Falbala lace hood that I created a couple of years ago for Maison Michel that Sasha Pivovarova had worn for a Maison Michel lookbook shot by Karl Lagerfeld. I got my inspiration from the Vogue covers from the 50s. They were often sumptuous and dramatic images of girls wearing hats and veils. I had also been thinking a lot about Diana Vreeland’s beautiful work at this time.”—Laetitia Crahay of Maison Michel

Made of lace with dark wilted flowers and a hand-painted touch of orange color.

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Julien d’Ys mask worn by Vogue’s Phyllis Posnick

Julien d’Ys mask worn by Vogue’s Phyllis Posnick

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Nike mask worn by Hilary Rhoda

Nike mask worn by Hilary Rhoda

“The mask is inspired from the Air Jordan 13 shoe. The Air Jordan 13 was inspired by Michael Jordan’s nickname ‘Black Cat.’”

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Poppin mask worn by Oscar O’Neill

Poppin mask worn by Oscar O’Neill

“‘The Big Grin’ mask is an ode to Poppin’s dedication to working happy in style.”

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Prabal Gurung mask worn by Sami Gayle

Prabal Gurung mask worn by Sami Gayle

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Hussein Chalayan mask worn by Vogue’s Sally Singer

Hussein Chalayan mask worn by Vogue’s Sally Singer

“This mask is about anonymity and the idea of protecting preciousness. The face is covered like a valuable piece of jewelry or furniture seen in grand homes preceding the long departure of their owners.” —Hussein Chalayan

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Shourouk mask worn by Leandra Medine

Shourouk mask worn by Leandra Medine

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Thakoon for Tasaki mask worn by Loan Chabanol

Thakoon for Tasaki mask worn by Loan Chabanol

“This mask is made of a lace veil with a pearl-encrusted skull à la a corpse bride.”—Thakoon Panichgul

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Pat McGrath mask worn by Vogue’s Hamish Bowles

Pat McGrath mask worn by Vogue’s Hamish Bowles

Pat McGrath (patmcgrathreal) on Twitter

Pat McGrath (patmcgrathreal) on Twitter

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Erickson Beamon worn by Ajak Deng

Erickson Beamon worn by Ajak Deng

“When you wear our butterfly, mask you have the ability to transform from the ordinary to the extraordinary.”—Karen Erickson

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Anndra Neen masks worn by Phoebe Stephens and Annette Stephens

Anndra Neen masks worn by Phoebe Stephens and Annette Stephens

“We have always been drawn to the elegance of Venetian carnival masks and were inspired by the 1920s British silent drama film Carnival.”

“Our father was an Olympic fencer, and we have always been inspired by the old fencing masks he used to wear, so we created our own modern take on it.”

Made of alpaca silver and brass

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Flower Girl mask worn by Denise Porcaro

Flower Girl mask worn by Denise Porcaro

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Tom Binns mask worn by Harley Viera-Newton

Tom Binns mask worn by Harley Viera-Newton

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Giulietta mask worn by Julia Garner

Giulietta mask worn by Julia Garner

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Philip Treacy mask worn by Toni Garrn

Philip Treacy mask worn by Toni Garrn

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Lanvin masks worn by Vogue’s Kelly Connor and Chelsea Zalopany

Lanvin masks worn by Vogue’s Kelly Connor and Chelsea Zalopany

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Manolo Blahnik mask worn by Rebecca Dayan

Manolo Blahnik mask worn by Rebecca Dayan

“This mask was inspired by Aubrey Beardsley’s illustrations for Oscar Wilde’sSalome.”—Manolo Blahnik

Made with pencil, Chinese ink, and Tombow markers on Blahnik’s sketchpad.

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Meadham Kirchhoff mask worn by Vogue’s Lynn Yaeger

Meadham Kirchhoff mask worn by Vogue’s Lynn Yaeger

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Carolina Herrera mask worn by Fei Fei Sun

Carolina Herrera mask worn by Fei Fei Sun

Made with rust velvet ribbon, jewels, feathers.

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Langley Fox mask worn by Jessica Hart

Langley Fox mask worn by Jessica Hart

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Hugo Guinness mask worn by Simon Rich

Hugo Guinness mask worn by Simon Rich

“Brown paper bags fit over all head sizes, and once decorated, they make attractive disguises. I never leave home without one.”—Hugo Guinness

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Stephen Jones “The Fashion Pussycat” mask worn by Grace Coddington

Stephen Jones “The Fashion Pussycat” mask worn by Grace Coddington

“Meow and purrr, isn’t that fashion enough for you?”—Stephen Jones

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Eloise Corr Danch mask worn by Fei Fei Sun

Eloise Corr Danch mask worn by Fei Fei Sun

The “Day of the Dead” mask consists of a papier-mâché base paired with satin ribbon, acrylic paint, pastel drawing paper, beading, ribbon, paillettes, Indian coin paillettes, rhinestones, armature wire, floral tape, and hemp chording.

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Olivier Theyskens mask worn by the designer

Olivier Theyskens mask worn by the designer

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Eugenia Kim mask worn by Elin Kling

Eugenia Kim mask worn by Elin Kling

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Opening Ceremony mask worn by Angel Haze

Opening Ceremony mask worn by Angel Haze

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Flour Shop edible chocolate mask worn by Amirah Kassem

Flour Shop edible chocolate mask worn by Amirah Kassem

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Warby Parker mask worn by Leandra Medine

Warby Parker mask worn by Leandra Medine

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Eugenia Kim mask worn by A$AP Ferg

Eugenia Kim mask worn by A$AP Ferg

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Kamo mask worn by Olivia Bee

Kamo mask worn by Olivia Bee

“The mask is a white fox. In Japan, a white fox is the incarnation of God.”—Kamo

Source: VOGUE

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