FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Fantasy cocktail fountain by Arley Marks at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Guests at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Lafawndah at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Fantasy cocktail fountain by Arley Marks at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Tiffany Lambert and Ilana Harris-Babou at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Alexandra Paul Zolov at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Gerlan Marcel and Shawn Maximo at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Esteban Arboleda, Andrew Alexander, Mojdeh Pishyar, Felix Burrichter, and Simon Castets (from left to right) at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Guest at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Raul de Nieves and Lucas Northrop at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Fantasy cocktail fountain by Arley Marks at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Tiffany Zabludowicz, Shelly Fox Aarons, Phil Aarons, and Victoria Rodgers at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Whitney Mallett at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Rafael Prieto and Dan Thawley at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Natasha Stagg, Danny Gallegos, John Hoobyar, and Joseph Teeling at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

gage of the boone at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Skype Williams and Gyimah Gariba at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Michael Bullock at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Sharifa Morris at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

The 5-foot disco ball from Club Spectrum at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Guests at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

gage of the boone at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Mojdeh Pishyar, Robert Zehnder, and Iris Kim at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Felix Burrichter and Dan Thawley at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Naomi Fisher, Taylore Scarabelli, and Whitney Mallett at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Chen Chen and Ria Roberts at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Guest at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Guests at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Guests at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Alex Gvojic at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Sangwoo Suh and guest at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Kayode Ojo and Kuby Nnamdie at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Scene at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Lafawndah and A Village Raid at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Dake Gonzalez, Cleopatra Valentine, Brandon Ross, and Tarik Meertins at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Lou Neyland, Mojdeh Pishyar, and Laura McLean-Ferris at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

gage of the boone at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

Fantasy cocktail fountain by Arley Marks at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

FANTASY LAND: The PIN–UP x Swiss Institute Holiday Party In Full Color

The pièce de résistance at PIN–UP’s holiday party was a custom fantasy cocktail fountain by art-world mixologist Arley Marks, dripping with fruit and lush plant life, a steady stream of spiced vodka punch cascading into guests’ Jonathan Mosca-designed glasses. Organized in collaboration with our friends at Swiss Institute, the event was also an occasion to celebrate the latest issue, the fantasy-themed PIN–UP 27, and, in a way, to close out the 2010s. DJ A Village Raid and musician and performer Lafawndah put their mixing skills to the test under a giant disco ball, dramatically framed by a 16-foot Jill Mulleady painting and two burly security guards. 

Lafawndah and A Village Raid at the PIN–UP x Swiss Institute holiday party, Friday, December 13, 2019. Photographed by Christopher Tomás for PIN–UP.

On the opposite side of the room a promotional light box marketing the “Wykoff Manor” banquet hall gave revelers something to talk about. Was it art? Advertising? In fact, just like the giant disco ball, it was an artifact borrowed from the Spectrum, a queer community-run nightclub, showing the Ridgewood party venue they occupied from 2016 to 2019. (Read more in Andrew Pasquier’s essay on nightlife architecture.) The night was also hosted by Spectrum co-founder gage of the boone plus a slew of PIN–UP contributors and subjects — including Ilana Harris-Babou, Angela Dimayuga, Dong-Ping Wong, Shawn Maximo, Jeremy O. Harris, Kayode OjoOana Stanescu, Mahfuz Sultan, and PIN–UP designer Erin Knutson — as well as the Swiss Institute and two of their current artists, Raul de Nieves and Anna-Sophie Berger. What a way to end a decade, and to ring in the festive season. 

Text by Whitney Mallett.

Photography Christopher Tomás.

Special thanks to Mojdeh Pishyar and the team at Swiss Institute. Donate here.