The art of parties and beyond

Colette, Krump
Nov. 7, 2005: A troupe of hyped-up Fame wannabes armed with track pants, trainers and a need to bump and grind attended a dance class at Paris Paris, the City of Lights' club du jour, to participate in colette's tribute to the krump phenomenon. Once the students took their pick of co-sponsor Nikewomen merchandise, the lessons commenced, with instructors teaching the art—which began in the streets of L.A.—of aggressively popping the body at impossibly fast speeds to hip hop beats. Two hours and countless sweatbands later, DJs Marie Branellec, Acyde (T.I.M., London) and Marco Dos Santos took to the decks, ensuring that the booty-shakin' continued until dawn, a colette tradition. Inspired by Rize, David LaChapelle's eye-opening full-length documentary about krump, the evening marked colette's second monthly event. The third is scheduled for December 5 and will pay homage to—drumroll please—1940's swing style. -Linlee Allen



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