On Saturday, MoMA PS1 inaugurated its annual series of Warm Up dance parties in Queens. Record temperatures did not deter revelers from enjoying D.J. sets by the likes of Todd Terry, Light Asylum, and Nguzunguzu. Each year, the museum awards a young architect or firm the chance to create an installation that provides the event with shade, seating, and hydration. This summer's winner, called Wendy and created by the HWKN, was a beautiful blue origami-like structure made of nylon, which emitted cool blasts of air and mist. We sent photographer Thomas Prior to capture some of the partygoers. Click through our slideshow for purple flattops, intricately patterned jumpsuits, hot pink kaftans, and more. And if you find yourself in New York City between now and September 8, drop by MoMA PS1 to see it all in person.
Kyra Odi, graphic designer
What are you looking forward to tonight? "I just wanna drink some beer and dance."
Ryley, sock designer for Strathcona Stockings
You design socks — does that mean you have to wear them all the time? "I wear socks with everything. It's irritating, but it's necessary."
Andee Blacksugar, musician
Tell us a bit about your look today. "I usually sacrifice a certain amount of style for comfort when it's this hot. I wouldn't say I'm really feeling particularly stylish today, but I can't just leave the house wearing, like, track pants or something. That would be unaccceptable."
Anatoly, Latin American ballroom dancing teacher
Lianna Lopez, preschool teacher
Christopher Glockson, poet, and Pablo Tapia, photographer
You're both wearing cool small necklaces. Christopher (left): "What is an outfit without an accessory?" Pablo (right): "I found this on the beach. It's just personal to me."
Wendy, the sprinkler installation by HWKN (Matthias Hollwich and Marc Kushner)
Gregory, architecture student
You're not too hot in a long-sleeved shirt? "Surprisingly, this shirt's pretty breathable."
Leif, electronic rap musician
Tell us about your look today. "These jeans were from my boyfriend's apartment, so I cut them into shorts, 'cause they matched my hair."
Francesca Vuillemin, model
What is your dress made of? "It's very chic mesh. It's almost James Bond meets kind of sixties spy."
Angela Goding, development and fund-raising at PS1
Tell us about your outfit. "This is actually a rarity that I'm wearing color. Normally I'm black from head to toe. But it's this dress, you know, it's water, light, I like that it plays off Wendy. The designer is Maria Cornejo ... I pretty much live in her stuff in the summertime."
Oscar Horner, photography student at Pratt
How did you decide what to wear to dance in? "I pretty much just wear what I pick up off the floor, effortlessly."
Ashley Quinn, web designer
Heather, registered nurse
Marta, model, and Pablo, her nephew visiting from Spain
Pablo, did you put this outfit together yourself? Marta: "It was me who decided how he dressed." Would you change anything? Pablo: "The shoes." Marta: "He did. I put him in flip-flops, and he said, 'No way!'"
Carly, producer of objects
Tell us a bit about your style. "Lately I've just been dressing sort of like workwear, kind of like Outsiders. Sometimes I dress kind of like Romeo and Juliet, sort of like Baz Luhrmann. Just like, however I feel."
Pam, technical designer
Alex Batkin, writer
How did you decide what to wear to dance in? "I really like things that feel organic and not fussy. I don't like fussy things. I usually wear a black T-shirt."
Richard Wilson, supervises exhibition installation at PS1
That is a really bright kaftan. "It's a kurta from Bombay. I got it on my honeymoon."
Karina, works in finance
You look ready to party. "What are the chances that an adult can wear fluorescent head to toe and look appropriate? But since we can this summer, I mean, the brighter the better, obviously."
Anna, graphic designer
Priya, booking agent in Singapore
Is it fun to dance in a jumpsuit? "I think the most important thing is to be comfortable and confident."
Caitlin, visiting from Australia
Are there any summer trends you're excited about? "I really love shorts. I'm right into shorts. And I love tank tops that you cut up yourself."
Paul, black-and-white film photographer, and Hunter Lombarg, guitarist
How did you decide what to wear to dance in? Paul: "I stick to skinny jeans and maybe some colors, in certain places. You know, you can't have that everywhere. And, you know, just some crazy stuff no one else wears ... It's never about dressing up for someone or something, it's about dressing up for yourself and doing that all the time." Hunter: "I kind of dress like a little kid."
Matilda Boland, works for an Australian restaurant group
You look prepared for the heat. "I thought it should be clothing-optional today because it's so hot."
Harsh Nampiar, artist's studio assistant
"I'm actually usually a very dark, muted color person, and I'm trying to go with something a little bit brighter. And the Doc Martens are a standard thing."
Fan, part-time model and designer
Luciana, graphic designer on vacation from São Paulo, Brazil
What do you think of the crowd today? "I think people here are much more free. They can wear whatever what they want, and people will not care about them. If you want to go with pink hair, and people are using transparency here, and I think it's gorgeous. It's so free. It's marvelous."
Keach Hagey, reporter for the Wall Street Journal
That dress looks perfect for this heat. "This is by an L.A.-based designer called Sixtynine, who does all really oversized linen, so it's perfect for hot weather."
The DJ stage
More of the crowd
Partiers under the sprinkler system
Passing the beach ball
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