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The Best Halloween Snaps From New York’s Top Society Photographers

For the past five years, the Billy Farrell Agency has been invited behind the stiffest velvet ropes on New York's best party night of the year. Here's what its photographers captured.

  1. Forever Young?
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    Forever Young?

    Heidi Klum is famous for how much she loves Halloween. Each year, she spends months preparing an elaborate costume. In 2013, she dressed as the senior citizen version of herself. This photo was taken outside her Halloween night party at Marquee nightclub in New York. 

    Photographer: Madison McGaw/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  2. Even Vampires Need iPhones
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    Even Vampires Need iPhones

    Model Candice Swanepoel attended V magazine's 2011 Halloween Bash, which was co-hosted by Terry Richardson at Club 39 (Esquelita).

     

    Photographer: Carly Erickson/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  3. Characters and Icons
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    Characters and Icons

    Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz was fast friends with Janet Jackson at the Lanvin Halloween party on Oct. 29, 2010.

    Photographer: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

     

  4. Hidden Gems
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    Hidden Gems

    Courtney Love poses at the Heaven + Hell Halloween party atop the Standard Hotel in New York. The 2010 event was hosted by Andre Balazs, Olivier Zahm, Andre Saraiva, Thomas Hayo, and Humberto Leon. 

    Photographer: Billy Farrell/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  5. Painful!
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    Painful!

    Actress/musician Sky Ferreira at V magazine's 2011 party at Club 39 (Esquelita).

    Photographer: Carly Otness/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  6. The Kings of Kenmare
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    The Kings of Kenmare

    DJ David Katz and a person dressed as Joaquin Phoenix party at Nur Khan's Halloween 2010 at Kenmare and Don Hill's clubs in New York.

    Photographer: David X. Prutting/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  7. Byrning Down The House
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    Byrning Down The House

    Model Joan Smalls and boyfriend Bernard Smith party at Fiona Byrne's "Byrne Notice Sick Halloween Bash" at Mister H in 2013. 

    Photographer: Matteo Prandoni/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  8. Uh-Oh.
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    Uh-Oh.

    Designer Eddie Borgo (dressed as Pee Wee Herman) parties on top of the Standard Hotel in New York. This was the 2010 Heaven + Hell party hosted by Andre Balazs and friends. 

    Photographer: Billy Farrell/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  9. Is That Blood!?
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    Is That Blood!?

    Geordon Nicol, Leigh Lezark, and Greg Krelenstein at New York's Mondrian Soho Hotel in 2014 at the Byrne Notice Halloween Party, held in conjunction with Tommy Saleh's famous NY Cult. 

    Photographer: Paul Porter/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  10. Shake Them Bones
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    Shake Them Bones

    DJ and producer Mark Ronson plays at the Electric Room/Dream Gallery Halloween Party on Halloween Night 2011, hosted by Nur Khan, Scott Lipps, Mazdack Rassi, and Milk Studios. 

    Photographer: David X. Prutting/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  11. Boo!
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    Boo!

    Lindsay Lohan and Johan Lindeberg on top of the Standard Hotel in 2012. They met at the pre-Halloween fete hosted by Andre Balazs, Thomas Hayo, & Andre Saraiva.

     Photographer: Matteo Prandoni/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  12. Twist and Shout
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    Twist and Shout

    David Foote at the top of the Standard Hotel & Le Bain in 2011 in New York. The party celebrated Sinners and Saints and was hosted by André Balazs, Thomas Hayo, Nick Rhodes, and André Saraiva.

    Photographer: Billy Farrell/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  13. Halloween Honeys
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    Halloween Honeys

    Model Alexa Chung at the the Tribeca Grand in 2011 in New York. 

    Photographer: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  14. In the Booth
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    In the Booth

    Harley Viera-Newton at the Byrne Notice Halloween Party last year at the Mondrian Soho Hotel.

    Photographer: Paul Porter/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  15. Here We Go Again
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    Here We Go Again

    Fashion Designer Olivier Theyskens on top of the Standard Hotel at the Heaven + Hell Party hosted by Andre Balazs, Olivier Zahm, Andre Saraiva, Thomas Hayo, and Humberto Leon.

    Photographer: Billy Farrell/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  16. Sweet Thing
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    Sweet Thing

    Lindsey Wixson at the Tokyo Halloween Party hosted Maison O in 2013 by Tommy Saleh and Travis Bass in New York. 

    Photographer: Joe Schildhorn/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  17. Dudes. Dudes.
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    Dudes. Dudes.

    Gerard Butler, Thomas Hayo, and Ronnie Madra at the top of the Standard Hotel in 2012. 

    Photographer: Matteo Prandoni/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  18. Go Team, Go
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    Go Team, Go

    Toni Garrn at Club 39 (Escuellita) 2011 in New York for the V magazine Halloween Bash co-hosted by Terry Richardson.

    Photographer: Carly Erickson/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  19. Yin and Yang
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    Yin and Yang

    Designers Mara Hoffman and Pamela Love host a party at the Jane Hotel in 2013 in New York. 

    Photographer: Aria Isadora/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA

  20. Black on Black
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    Black on Black

    Model Crystal Renn at Club 39 (Escuellita) in 2011 for V's Halloween Bash. 

    Photographer: Carly Otness/BFA.com/Courtesy of BFA