Just days before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, something else was brewing at Allison Sarofim and Stuart Parr’s annual Halloween party. The invitation called for interpretations of “The World of Picasso” (accordingly, guests did not disappoint), and the couple’s Greenwich Village townhouse, which was decorated by Antony Todd, was awash in blue—a nod to the artist’s famous blue period—complete with cerulean carpets and furniture.
The garden was tented by whimsical painted canvases and the hostess, dressed as a two-dimensional Picasso subject featured in the painting Woman with Book, was holding court.
Harlequin cigarette girls passed trays of candy to guests in striped mariniere tops while shirtless bartenders mixed special potions to encourage revelers to shake their inhibitions and join professional flamenco dancers on the floor.
Laure Heriard Dubreuil and Aurélie Bidermann
Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea
Andrew Saffir, Katie Lee, and Daniel Benedict
by James Reed Hague | photographed by Kevin Tachman