To celebrate the relaunch of the iconic Chuck Taylor sneaker, which hits stores today, Converse threw a bonkers party last night on West 50th street. At check-in, guests were given a pair of the new and improved Chuck IIs, along with a Tyvek suit, goggles and a respirator. After an hour of cocktails and chit-chat, people were given squeeze bottles full of colored liquid and invited to decorate what appeared to be blank white walls. Simultaneously, a team of men with spray paints doused the walls, revealing a mural by Dutch post-pop artist Parra, which had been painted with a special reactive substance. Chaos ensued quickly, especially when the wheelbarrows full of green powdered-dye rolled out and a punk band (H09909) started playing. Once everyone was thoroughly coated in a film of green dust and out of water balloons (did we mention the water balloons?), Venus X hit the DJ booth to bring some quick-and-dirty dance party vibes. In addition to the booze, all this fun was fueled by quinoa cheeseburgers, burnt broccoli (all good parties have carmelized cruciferous vegetables now -- that's just how it is) and some delectable sour frozen yogurt. The crowd included Matt and Kim (who are sponsored by Converse now), Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow of Public School, Ladyfag, Ricky Powell and Promise Smith. Photos, below.

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