Scenes from the Afropunk Fancy Dress Ball

AFROPUNK Festival returned to Brooklyn this weekend and this year a new event was added to the much-anticipated line-up: a Friday night Fancy Dress ball, held at the festival grounds inside Commodore Barry Park and headlined by fest star Grace Jones with other performances by Cakes da Killa, Mike Q and Bill Coleman. The party raised funds for the AFROPUNK Global Initiative, which, according to the site "dedicates itself to the promotion of diversity in media and the arts in addition to volunteer service." Much like the festival itself, the party's guests did not skimp on the A++ outfits and our photographer, Rebecca Smeyne, spotted everything from "funerary chic" looks to fantastic headwear (think: turbans, headwraps, giant bows and more) and feathers, flowers, and eye-catching prints galore. Take a peek at photos from the night, below.

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

Afropunk Ball

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