A revolutionary, artistic undertaking has given way to the Los Angeles MYTH Masque Ball, an extravagant, fantasy masquerade experience now confirmed to be an annual event. Recognized for cementing avant-garde fashion with a nod to ancient lore and legend, the MYTH event is a forward thinking exploit into the innovative edges of entertainment.
Los Angeles’ newest production, set to unfold this May 25, is compelled to astonish with a collective of unprecedented characters weaved into its lattice of creative prowess. Guests are certain to find themselves in the company of costume designers, performers, special effects makeup professionals, musicians, progressive fashionistas, natural born artists, and those otherwise nestled at the crown of artistic elegance.
Beyond the scope of their Cosplay counterparts, patrons of the highly stylized affair are encouraged to become a myth of their own making. In lieu of mirroring specific characters, attendees are invited to assimilate into original examples of mythical sophistication, and are thereby breathing new life into the fantasy genre.
Hosted at the Vibiana Cathedral, the majestic acropolis at the seat of LA Fashion Week, lends an additional layer to MYTH’s utopian dimension. Its century-old, marble serves as a stately backdrop for the colorful affair, making this high-end production a surrealist escape from the default world as we know it.
An infusion of indulgences are in place to create a full sensory experience with contrasting elements of seductive, dark fantasy, interlaced into a chronicled dreamscape. The evening’s tapestry of diversions include a mermaid sanctuary, where guests can take to mingling with the siren maidens of the sea, and an elegant vampire chamber showcasing the darker side of MYTH.
Top musical conceptualizations include Artists Vera Mesmer, Bella Electric Strings, Esza Kaye, Elysium Dance Theater, and DJ Jillian Ann. Ringleader Jeffrey Damnit, a household name in the Los Angeles underground circuit, has been appointed as the MYTH Master of Ceremonies for the consecutive year.
Sponsors of the Fantasy Haute Couture segment, Dark Beauty Magazine, have arranged to showcase the works of notable fashion designers for a featured segment unveiling the high-end fabrications into a matrix of fairy tales. The grand affair has additionally reached a sponsorship agreement with the hauntingly distinctive, Apothic Wine Company, to augment the early evening festivities.
At the helm of this imaginative undertaking, lies Los Angeles based Artists, Erin Layne and Jack Dean Stauss, who originally conceived the idea of a high fashion, high fantasy, costumed event. Inspired by a strong desire to meld the cultivated beauty from ornamented Venetian Balls of days past, with the unrestrained imagination buried deep within our inner child, the visionary duo set their sights on orchestrating an extraordinary operation with the intent of creating long-remembered experiences for their guests. As arbitrators of culture, art, and refinement, they have singlehandedly drawn an impressive Facebook following in excess of 11,000 fans since the masquerade’s Spring 2012 inception.
Part hedonistic, part enchantment, the MYTH Masque Ball is the telling story that resonates within every dreamer, and is certain to become a warm and lasting wrinkle in the Los Angeles Art and Entertainment scene. The innovative event is a distinguishing example of iconoclasm at its finest, and is stamped to cultivate and inspire well beyond the outer stretches of one’s fantasies.
Costumes are required for this adult-only affair, but don’t let this intimidate, any black tie formal attire with a mask will be fitting.
Buckle up on your unicorn drawn carriage and prepare to walk the ceremonial purple carpet. The artistic capacity at the foot of MYTH knows no boundaries, and the muted palette of ordinary is about to dissolve into an eternal abyss.
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