The Helmut Lang Fashion's Night Out party.
Photo: MTV Style
While it's clear that Fashion's Night Out has become a MAMMOTH event, the mayhem it caused downtown was truly something to behold. Everywhere you looked there were spiked heels and topknots, red lips and bow ties, or vintage polka dots dancing around with tribal prints. Nestled down the somewhat quieter Mercer Street was the Helmut Lang store, which promised a full set by indie rock masters Best Coast. Even though there was a gigantic looming crowd trailing down to the corner, and also the presence of buttery lob-stah rolls distracting us on the street, nothing (and we do mean NOTHING) could tear us away from the '60s surf punk melodies and black leather loveliness this party was sure to conjure.
Aside from all of the AH-MAZING street style happening at this party, lead singer Bethany Consentino walked onstage wearing a tight, off-the-shoulder, black leather Helmut Lang dress (need, WANT) and then completely rocked our faces off in that thing. She also admitted that "sexual leather" was her look for fall. (Is it wrong that we want to describe leather this way from now on?) We love how she downplayed the slithery dress with natural hair and makeup, and it looked comfortable enough to play guitar in all night. She later thanked the swaying, head-bobbing crowd for supporting the band and the event. But we'd like to thank Bethany for reminding us to slink it up without going all the way—except when your pounding your guitar tunes into concrete walls.
Bethany Consentino performing at the Helmut Lang Fashion's Night Out party.
Photo: MTV Style