Bedazzled Bikinis and Heavy Plumage at the West Indian Day Parade

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Yesterday marked the conclusion of the 47th annual West Indian Day Carnival — a two-mile-long Labor Day parade that runs along Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway through Crown Heights, drawing more than 1 million performers and spectators. This year’s festivities included the usual jubilant Caribbean music and dance celebrations, as well as a special performance of the de Blasio "Smackdown." 

The Cut sent photographer Dina Litovsky to capture the day of revelry, from heavily feathered, bedazzled costumes to extravagant eye shadow, body glitter, and face chains. Click through the slideshow for a look at some of the parade highlights, including sparkly lipstick, crystal-studded two-pieces, fishnets, and plenty of plumage.

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