A favorite fete with gilded goths and steampunky provocateurs, The Edwardian Ball seemed to be in danger of not happening at all after LA Slush broke the story of its venue, The Music Box, closing (and by the way, we are still hearing buzz about Goldenvoice taking it over as we reported first here, though it hasn’t been confirmed). Alas, Ed Ballers found what we believe is an even more appropriate venue, the gorgeous Belasco theatre in downtown, where both Lady Gaga and the Prince of Wales also threw soirees last year. Check out the finery and theatrical fun in pictures by Teel Reel’s Kirsti Anna Urpa. -LL
On February 19, 2012 the uncouth and classy converged upon the ballroom of the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles for a night of dancing and feasting. Among the many vendors present in the upper levels of the theater were millinery artisans and dressmakers, as well as a man with crates of magic stones and flourescent cave finds. A favorite of the audience was the ingenious Shovel Man, who serenaded patrons in the lobby as they made their way into the event. Those intrigued by the steampunk look adorned themselves with intricately fashioned goggles, corsets, holsters, and dozens of buckles… While more traditional fashions were in full swing as the ladies and gents swung their bustles and tailcoats around the dance hall.
Photos by Kirsti Anna Urpa / Teel Reel Photography
To get your hand on some of the fashions from the Edwardian Ball check out their list of vendors.