Inside Fashion’s Wildest Party Of The Year: The Great American Mud Wrestle

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Kicked off by the biblical bonanza of Cain and Abel’s sibling showdown, Gibson and I were called in to adjudicate as pageant queen Miss Backwoods America bested a tipsy Sasquatch. Then the claws came out for the Meanest Girl in Town match.

Photo: Gibson Fox

When Walter Pearce, the co-founder of modeling and casting agency Midland, called me up early last month to talk about his “wild idea” that involved fashion’s finest cool kids and down-and-dirty fraternity-style American mud wrestling, I simply shrugged and said, “Okay.” The idea of Pearce’s proposed guest list for what he titled as “The Great American Mud Wrestle,” which included a cherubic Lily-Rose Depp, Vetements darling Lotta Volkova, and a dapper Jack Kilmer—all slathered in that good ole California wet dirt—sounded a bit too good to be true. But Pearce, a hyperactive personality with an eye for discovering good faces and making things happen, pulled it off with his friend Hunter Ray Barker last Saturday in Sun Valley.

Of course, this is an event that one has to attend—to see Volkova or Depp, in the flesh, coated in grime—in order to fully understand. I caught wind from a colleague that the designers of Australian label Daisy—husband-and-wife duo Gibson and Renee Fox—would be flying more than 8,000 miles to Los Angeles to be there, as well as dress a few of the attendees in some cheeky Daisy-branded garb.

The Foxes captured it all—Gibson on his Contax T3 camera and Renee through accompanying text. Here, see how the Down Under design team experienced—and survived—the Great American Mud Wrestle.

Slideshow captions by Renee Fox


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    Source : https://www.vogue.com/article/great-american-mud-wrestle-daisy-gibson-and-renee-fox

    Inside Fashion’s Wildest Party of the Year: The Great American Mud Wrestle
    Annalisa Quinn