It’s official, winter is warming up! The snow has fallen, the temperatures have dropped, but we are keeping the home fires BURNING, Ballroom style! Kartel Garçon invites you to the ultimate Christmas vogue spectacular. It’s time to EAT and there’s space for everyone at the table - are you hungry?
ICON JACK MIZRAHI (NYC)
JAY JAY REVLON // KARTEL GARCON
TWIGGY PUCCI GARÇON
MOTHER PRECIOUS EBONY
WE WILL ALSO BE CELEBRATING AARON, BAM BAM & TWIGGY GARÇONS BIRTHDAYS ON THE NIGHT! ♥
Earlybird Tickets £12 / More on the door
Doors open to Competitors: 5pm
(No registration needed, just turn up for 5pm on the night)
General Entry: 6PM
The ball will start on time! There will also be an afterparty once the ball has finished at a nearby venue, less than 5mins walk away. All those that have purchased tickets will be admitted for free with wrist- bands. There will also be a safe space to put belongings for those that were walking the main function. #TheSlayBellBall
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EUROPEAN RUNWAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘The Feast of Saturnalia’
The pagan festival of light leads us into the Winter Solstice, with an abundance of candles traditionally used to signify the quest for truth and knowledge. Bring it to the 21st century by illuminating the runway and lead the girls into the the winter season, think reflective metallic or even LED. Who's going to be the brightest bitch in the room?
AMERICAN RUNWAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Waxing of the Light’
The moon's path is at its highest North and it's the longest night of the year. Bring it in all black like the night sky and include an accessory that represents a shining element of the cosmos. Think moon, stars or that undiscovered planet.
DESIGNER’S DELIGHT (OTA): 1 TROPHY
Winter has fallen and all the Earthly beasts have gone into hibernation. Let your imagination run wild and create an outfit inspired by the mythical horned creatures of winter, ensuring your effect will protect you from the snow. A headpiece is mandatory.
LABELS (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Sky’s the limit’
Your sugar daddy/mummy has had to return to their family home this Christmas but don’t fear, they have left you with their platinum AMEX. It’s time to spend those winter blues away with some much needed retail therapy. Show the judges just how generous daddy or mummy have been this Christmas. #WheresMyCrown
FACE (OTA): 1 TROPHY
In freezing cold temperatures the flesh turns purple before it dies. You may be dead but you're giving us life! Incorporate purple into your makeup and give us beauty that bites. Serve it to the judges in an all white look with a prop of your choice.
SEX SIREN: 1 TROPHY
(FF): ’There's something about Mary’
Take a page from the Old Testament either as the Virgin Mary or Miss Magdalene. Take us back to BC but keep it all the way sexy.
(MF): ‘Oh Lord' Go Jesus it's your birthday. It's the second cumming and the judges want to see more. Can you rise to the occasion and have us screaming your name. You are the body of Christ, ohhh lord what a body, I wish I could call it my own. Keep it all the way sexy with a look inspired by the birthday boy himself, Jesus Christ.
EXECUTIVE vs. SCHOOLBOY REALNESS (OTA): 1 TROPHY
EXECUTIVE REALNESS: You are the CEO of Hamleys, the oldest and largest toy shop in the world. Gadgets and trinkets may be your bread and butter, but when it comes to business, YOU DON’T PLAY. From the boardroom to the Ballroom bring your A-game to the judges in your sharpest silhouette and sell us the product that has all the children gagging this season.
SCHOOL BOY REALNESS: 'It's Christmas at the boarding school and everyone is opening their presents. You will not be outdone by the Bertrands and Bartholomews this year and hope that Mummy and Daddy dearest have sent you this season's must-have plaything. Bring it to the judges in your seasonal school blazer, shorts, and toy of the year.'
OLD WAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘Blizzard of Vengeance’
No festive season would be complete without a showdown in the snow! From ‘Lady Snowblood’ to Hero’s ‘Flying Snow’, the tainted, bitter ice is not a scene for Christmas cheer but the stage for your bloody retribution. Defend your honour by taking inspiration from these deadly vigilantes - come dressed for revenge in shades of white and blue, with a generous (and mandatory) touch of blood.
NEW WAY (OTA): 1 TROPHY
'Green with envy'
'The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season.
Now please don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason.' Pay homage to the Grinch and his furry green coat. Show us your stretch in a green look with a touch of faux fur.
HAND PERFORMANCE (OTA): 1 TROPHY
We're all about the Christmas cheer this year we don't just want to see your hands we want to hear them too. T'was the night before Xmas, when all thro' the house... tell us a story in a festive glove of your choice Jingle Bells are mandatory.
DRAG PERFORMANCE (LIP-SYNC): 1 TROPHY
DRAG QUEENS: We all know Christmas doesn’t officially arrive until Mariah Carey says/mimes so and that’s just the way it’s been since 1994. You will gift the judges and audience with a rendition of her festive classic ‘ All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Bring it in a look inspired by the accompanying video and don’t forget to brush up on other Christmas classics for the final battle, where you will be required to lip-sync a random track from our Christmas catalogue.
DRAG KINGS: You will pay homage this Christmas to a queer icon. In celebration of George Michael's life and illustrious career, you will gift the judges and audience with a rendition of "Last Christmas" by Wham. Bring it in a look inspired by the accompanying video and again brush up on those Christmas classics for the final battle, where you will be required to lip-sync a random track from our Christmas catalogue.
BIZARRE (OTA): 1 TROPHY
‘X days until Christmas’
In many major cities the Christmas season is heralded by the unveiling of the iconic window displays from major department stores such as Selfridges, Harrods, Bloomingdales and Macy’s. With this in mind, you are the Christmas window display of a major department store, you have been planned over a year in advance in order to outdo your rivals. You will not be limited by the pane of glass, your window display must travel down the runway to greet the awaiting judges.
VOGUE FEMME (OTA): 1 TROPHY
Soft and Cunt vs. Dramatics
'A Tale of Love and War'
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my soap opera gave to me: An iconic Christmas day wedding special. Think Eastenders!
Everyone loves a soap opera cliffhanger. In this episode, will the bride (Miss Soft & Cunt) finally get her man down the aisle or will her disloyal maid of honour (Miss Dramatics) have other ideas? Watch the drama unfold in what is promised to be a truly nail-biting Christmas episode.
THE BRIDE: (Soft & Cunt) Mandatory: A wedding veil and all white look accompanied by a garter.
THE MAID OF HONOUR: (Dramatics) Mandatory:
Like her mood, she is dressed in a scarlet coloured dress, come fuck me pumps and is holding the brides bouquet.