This weekend in Brooklyn, as many Pride festivities kicked off around New York City, the 2024 LadyLand Festival brought out a fashionable crowd to a more unexpected venue—a stylish gathering held under the Kosciuszko Bridge in Greenpoint.

Created by Ladyfag, the outdoor queer music festival—held on both Friday and Saturday night—had a stacked lineup for Pride, including musical acts such as Tinashe, Slayyyter, Arca, Bob the Drag Queen, and Julia Fox, among others—all of whom played for an eclectic crowd of New York’s coolest dancers, designers, models, and drag queens. Spotted mix-and-mingling in the VIP section? Names such as Irina Shayk, Riccardo Tisci, Honey Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and many more.

Another surprise act of the evening? None other than the queen of pop Madonna, who surprised attendees last night by serving as a guest judge for the event’s voguing ball. (She was also joined by her preteen daughter, Estere, who helped perform a brief DJ set on-stage.) “Thank you all, New York City. Without you, I am nothing,” she said shortly after judging the competition. Come on, Vogue! Guests continued to dance the night away under the bridge as a light sprinkling began to downpour—nobody caring, of course, given they were in the presence of pop royalty.

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