I have yearned for a Masquerade Ball ever since I fell in love with the Phantom of the Opera when it premiered in Toronto in 1989. Consequently, it was the Lloyd Webber musical that inspired me towards costume design (though the high school versions of Our Town and Diary of Anne Frank were never as glamorous as the masked crowd recovering after the shattering of the chandelier).
So I threw one at Regis College, University of Toronto for my birthday. I cannot take credit for anyone's masks or costumes but my own, but it was thrilling to see all my very creative friends make their own mark upon this terrific evening.
Good friend and wonderful photographer John Currid took the following portraits of my guests. My make up and hair were done by the very talented Stella Margaritas whose jewelry design can be seen here.
All images Copyright 2015 John Currid.
Just love dressing up, dressing other people up and talking about it. A lot. And laughing too.