Inside AGO Massive Party: 31 photos of gold dresses, gold glitter, gold jewels, gold body painted models and more!
Last night’s Massive Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario was just that. Massive. The ninth annual fundraiser sprawled across much the AGO’s Frank Gehry-fied space with gold glitter, gold jewels, gold-inspired exhibits and even gold body paint on scantily clad models. The theme for the night, if you haven’t guessed by now, was indeed luxury’s finest metal: gold. Inspiring many of the night’s 1,800 attendees to dress their blingiest, gold may as well have been a metaphor for “top tier,” with many of Toronto’s top artists—Maylee Todd, Thrush Holmes and Tibi Tibi Neuspiel to name just a few—participating with one-off installations and performances for the night. Even the night’s curator, multidisciplinary artist Justin Broadbent created exclusive pieces for the event, our favourite being a graffitied “Poor Hipster” painting bookended with gold streamers.
As partygoers took in the multi-floor party, we had our eye out for the best dressed. And while the theme of the night may have been luxury, two of our favourites for the night were wearing none other than budget-friendly label H&M. Meanwhile, MuchMusic VJ Liz Trinnear wore a gold holographic peplum top and black trousers that embraced the night’s theme. Later, as the night’s festivities petered out, more wardrobe statements were made as Massive Party’s most stylish ladies were spotted at the late night poutine station scandalously sans shoes. Sometimes, you just need to take ’em off.