Drag performance suffers shoe accident at designer LaQuan Smith’s party


The shoe must go on!

Losing a shoe wasn’t going to stop the show at designer LaQuan Smith’s party at Temple Bar on Thursday.

During a Naomi Campbell-inspired drag number, performer Xunami Muse’s dizzying stiletto came off her foot. But a spy told us: “She carried on with the number, tiptoeing around the room and miming out some of the model’s most iconic quotes.”

” How do you call this ? Shout out to the crowd,” drag hostess Janelle #5 commented when Muse finished, before launching into a performance of singer Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom.”

Later, there was a “visual quiz” showing photos of Smith’s outfits with questions about which celebrities wore them or which collection the pieces came from. Smith has dressed Beyoncé, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and the Kardashians, and is known for her figure-hugging designs.

Designer LaQuan Smith with model Selah Marley wearing one of her blue leather designs.
Designer LaQuan Smith with model Selah Marley.
Courtesy of BFA for Saks

Just hours after her split from Kanye West in February, ‘Uncut Gems’ actress and self-proclaimed muse Julia Fox made headlines as she walked the Smith show at New York Fashion Week in a figure-hugging black dress with cutouts.

Smith, born in Queens – a CFDA Award winner who started his line when he was just 21 – gave a short speech thanking party partner Saks, who has reclaimed his mark amid the pandemic of COVID-19.

“Tonight is about… celebrating designers in New York, celebrating designers of color in the luxury space. Let’s just f-king have fun tonight!” he told a crowd that included Saks merchandising director Tracy Margolies, Lauryn Hill’s daughter Selah Marley and the executive director of the Art Production Fund, Casey Fremont.


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