Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

When you think about it, the pairing of Patricia Field and Payless Shoes makes perfect sense. The stylist for Sex And The City was once known for her crazy, colorful eponymous downtown store where clubkids and drag queens could shop for the kind of mesh/pleather/day-glo ensembles not found at Banana Republic. It was a little tacky, pretty cheap, and lots of fun, which describes Payless Shoes, too. Last night I dragged Moe to the launch party for Patricia Field for Payless, where we saw Ms. Pat Field herself (at left) as well as Andre J., the bearded muse seen in French Vogue. We drank, we tried on shoes, we went home in a wheelchair. Plenty of pictures, after the jump.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

There were shoes everywhere. Literally everywhere. The hired help was encouraging you to try them on.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Moe kicked off her Marxist-issue flats and tried on some gold pumps.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

They looked good.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

This young lady encouraged me to try on the mules she was wearing. I told her I wore a 9. "You should go one size down, it looks better," she said.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Maybe it looked good, but it did not feel good. By the by, this pic is fuzzy because Moe has no focus. Kidding!

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Yeah, I need a bigger size. Please do not look at my cracked heels.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

This is Theo from the Lunachicks (now of Theo and the SkyScrapers) trying on the pumps. The woman assisting her had on the cutest little retro swimsuit.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Theo is kind of gorgeous.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

The pumps also come in electric blue.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

There are also flat sandals which maybe would hurt less.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

And glittery ballet slippers.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

We ran into Claw Money. Moe asked about her eyeliner and Ms. Money informed us that it was Wet N Wild. "That seems appropriate," Moe nodded.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

OMG Andre J! He was willowy and gorgeous, making me feel like a large troll next to him. You may not be able to tell, but I was thrilled to be in his presence. Moe asked him what size shoe he wears and he was like "Honey!" with a raised eyebrow that meant he would never tell. Moe said, "Well, at least they have it." And he said, "Exactly. I love you."

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

He embraced me.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Pat Field was in the center of this clusterfuck.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Please note the crystal-covered kitty attached to this gentleman's shoulder.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

The legendary KennyKenny worked the door.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Patrick McDonald. He's always in the New York Times.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

You can't see it in this photo, but this woman had dark, thick, bushy, luxurious armpit hair which she pretended to lick for some guy filming.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

This is what party people eat.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

The after-party was at Pat Field's house down the block. I want to live here so badly. Like, on a scale of 1-10, my desire is hovering around 37 million.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Yes, it does have a bar.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

This is Pat Field's Emmy!

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

There was sparkling vodka at the party. Sparkling. Vodka. WTF.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

These girls were cute and had cute accents. We've seen this shirt before.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

I don't know where to begin. So many things, starting with the knee-high boots.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

Patricia Field is so awesome. Sure, she's the woman responsible for the damn flowers Carrie always wore. But she's also a gay woman of a certain age with Manic Panic hair and a fierce career. I wish Sex And The City were about her and her glam tranny friends instead. That would be amazing.

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens

As we left, Moe and I found an abandoned wheelchair on the street. We could have left it there, or we could have drunkenly pushed each other home. What do you think we did?

Patricia Field For Payless: Shoes, Booze & Drag Queens



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