The Houses of Marc Jacobs, Balmain, and Basquiat All Rep At Outloud Thoughts+Photos: More BBE Presents on Unity Stage: Mini Ball 6/4/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“…The ballroom scene is an integral and highly influential part of the LGBTQIA+ community and can be seen in nearly every facet of queer culture. Originating in New York as a safe space for queer POC, ballroom has recently infiltrated the mainstream media via shows like Pose, Legendary, and My House and is finally being recognized as a long-running inspiration for popular culture. The BBE group hosted a mini ball on the Unity stage and offered 3 prizes of $500 for winners of the categories: runway, sex siren, and performance. With hosts like Brandon Anthony 007, Legendary Jamari Marc Jacobs, and Torie Balmain, the ball immediately drew a large crowd.
Before officially starting the competition, legendary and iconic faces in ballroom were called to the runway. Many members of the lauded houses competed, including Marc Jacobs, Balmain, and Basquiat. Despite the hot sun beating down over the stage, the competition remained fierce. I’m sure that this may have been several bystanders’ first introduction to ballroom and there wasn’t a moment that a mouth wasn’t agape or a gasp couldn’t be heard. And who can really blame them when you’re watching two people do endless twirls, drops, and acrobatic feats. Hands down, the mini ball was one of the best features of the festival weekend…”
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