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What Ziwe and LaQuan Smith Wore to Club Moda

Are “going-out tops” — that Y2K wardrobe staple for party hopping — back? Moda Operandi, the luxury fashion retailer, held a 2000s-themed night to celebrate its ready-to-party Club Moda collection on Nov. 17 at the Palace in TriBeCa . Sienna Miller, Ziwe, LaQuan Smith and Lauren Santo Domingo were among those who danced to a live performance of “Milkshake” by Kelis.

Also on Nov. 17, the Aperture Foundation held a party for “Revolution Is Love: A Year of Black Trans Liberation,” a photo book that documents queer activism within the Black Lives Matter movement. Plenty of looks were served.

LaQuan Smith, in a jacket he designed, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
Jessica Wang, in a Nue dress and a Cult Gaia bag, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times

‘Just making sure no piece of this look goes unnoticed.’ — Jessica Wang at the Moda Operandi party


Patricia Akello, left, and Aamito Lagum in a Georgia Hardinge dress at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
Bennett Rowell, in Double Rainbow pants, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
Chloe Yang, left, and Vivian Chen in Versace at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
Kai Pelton, in an Urban Outfitters ensemble, at Aperture.Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times
Busayo Olupona, in a look she designed, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
Vuyo Sotashe, left, and B. Hawk Snipes at Aperture. Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times

‘I got the dress at an African shop in Los Angeles, which is no longer around, and it’s now one of my favorite pieces in my boutique collection.’ — B. Hawk Snipes at Aperture


Sinn Chhin, left, and Angel at Aperture.Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times
Qween Jean, in a custom gown, at Aperture.Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times
Kristy Baez, in Luar, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
Leigh Lezark, in Versace, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
Kaleb Murdock, center, in a black silk top and leather pants, at Aperture.Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times
Cory Walker, in a vintage ensemble, at Aperture. Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times

‘This entire look is vintage thrifting and my hat is from Saga NYC. Working with what I have!’ — Cory Walker at the Aperture party


Richie Shazam, in Balenciaga with an Amina Muaddi bag, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times
A rainbow-accessorized partygoer at Aperture.Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times
Cindy Trinh, in dress from Morocco, at Aperture.Credit…Ye Fan for The New York Times

‘I’m not only celebrating the release of this historic book and huge milestone in my career; I’m celebrating myself and how far I’ve come.’ — Cindy Trinh at the Aperture party


Aijanique Lewis, in a Rotate dress, at Moda Operandi.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times

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