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Racked Awards 2011: The Gala Celebration

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Photos by Daniel Krieger

Last night, many fashion industry insiders and one small dog converged on Skylight West for the first annual Racked Awards. Since it wouldn't be a Racked party without some sort of retail element, mobile boutique The Fashion Truck was parked in the corner, fresh off stops at Union Square and Bryant Park and ready for shoppers. Along the back wall of the loft space, prizes in the form of golden turbans were displayed on turquoise stands. Winners got to take home both the turban and the stands—which is how @Bergdorf wound up on the subway later that night "juggling 3 foam mannequin heads wearing golden turbans."

On the local level, Williamsburg and Greenpoint were well represented. Winners Life Curated and Alter took the L train out to Skylight's W. 36th Street location, and the team from nominee Dalaga showed up in exactly the sort of cute party dresses you'd expect from a store that specializes in, well, cute party dresses. Did the ladies from Fashism crowd-source their looks? We're not sure, but one of them managed to match her sequin skirt to her gold turban perfectly.

While the female guests were plenty stylish, the men might have won the sartorial battle of the sexes. Elle magazine Creative Director Joe Zee, Best TV Personality nominee, looked classic in gray-on-gray, but even he was nearly eclipsed by the red leather jacket on Gilt's Tyler Thoreson. Between Best Men's Blog winner Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean, the gentlemen from Best New E-Commerce Site Park & Bond, and the group from New York Menswear Store of the Year Epaulet, this was a seriously dapper crowd.

The guest who got the most attention, though, wasn't wearing any clothes at all. Cutest Store Sidekick winner Monkey the Boston terrier from the Lower East Side's Any Old Iron not only made an appearance—she stayed the whole night.

Consult Racked National for the full list of winners, or check out the list of New York honorees on Racked NY. There's a full gallery of party photos above, but you can find even more shots on Guest of a Guest.
· The Racked Fashion Truck Is Open for Business in Union Square [Racked NY]
· Presenting the Racked Awards 2011 Winners, City by City [Racked NY]
· Announcing the 2011 Racked Awards Winners for NYC [Racked NY]


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