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Susanne Bartsch Wore Three Major Outfits on Christmas, Including McQueen in the Kitchen


The maven on New York nightlife takes holiday dressing to the next level.

File under 'Things We Love': The downtown party scene impresario Susanne Bartsch and the fact that she is most certainly not known for her subtle appearance. In fact, part of her career has been built on her penchant for outlandish, eccentric attire. In the New York Times' weekly column 'What I Wore,' Bartsch divulged her wardrobe choices for the week of Christmas. While each day was its very own exploration of opulence, we especially loved what she wore on Jesus's birthday: "While I was cooking, so I slipped into an electric blue McQueen jumpsuit with a plunging V-neck and big pockets. Think mechanic meets harem princess," she says, continuing, "For the big feast, I changed into a short black-hooded cotton jersey dress from Patricia Field: a bold Keith Haring print in white and red, with black custom-made leggings. They have a diamond-shaped pattern and ripped holes laced with satin ribbon: delicate but hard core." Um, yes please! But it doesn't stop there. After her holiday feast, Bartsch made an appearance at the weekly party she throws, at Vandam, where she wore, "I laced on a corset I got as a birthday present from the Blonds. It's Chinese-inspired, with white sequined fabric and black chopsticks at the cleavage. Hanging from the chopsticks are jet bead tassels. Definitely a Christmas snow-queen vibe. I wore it with a Reem Alasadi midnight-blue rabbit fur jacket, Pamela Mann bondage tights and Vivienne Westwood patent-leather platform pumps with a seven-inch heel. I wore my signature "messy babe" wig, which is big, extra long, black, sexy. This kind of look I call full drag: head-to-toe, all-out, larger than life," she explained. Three outfits in one day, and each one more fabulous than the next. That, friends, is a sartorial trifecta fit for the holiest of days.

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