Before the annual Edwardian Ball festivities got underway last weekend at the Regency Ballroom, we had the chance to check out the vendors on Saturday afternoon. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ball, it is inspired by the creations of Edward Gorey, whose books and illustrations many consider to be a major influence on gothic fashion. Let’s just say this was not your average vendor fair.
The decor was reminiscent of a Tim Burton movie and the costumes were amazing: some classy, some borderline shocking (the pony tail necklace, for example), but all were very unique. What’s more, this Edwardian extravaganza offered up rare shopping opportunities, albeit many of them custom creations not well-suited for the budget-minded. Whether you came to shop or stare, the vendor fair was only a teaser for the equally as fanciful night ahead.
Below, some of the people and apparel we met at the event:
Photography by Christophe Tomatis