If you thought Beyoncé and co. crushed it with their three-generation rendition of Salt-N-Pepa, than you didn't see last night's family affair. The throwback to "Push It" was mere pregaming in comparison to the no-holds-barred Barbie costumes sported by the Carter clan.
Jay Z reigned as a 40th anniversary Ken doll in a silver sequined cummerbund and bow tie, while Bey sported a retro, chevron-striped maillot and cat-eye glasses reminiscent of the original ensemble donned by the first Barbie doll in 1959 (the first black Barbie, Christie, didn't make her debut until 1968). Blue Ivy was the Skipper-like sidekick to her fantastic plastic parents, complete with glitter encrusted microphone (much like the Swarovski studded mic her momma uses on stage). While the life-size, collector's edition boxes aren't exactly practical IRL, the Queen's glossy skin, perky pony, and perfect red lip slay IRL.
The queen of Halloween, Heidi Klum, went as herself (times five)—toting toned Klum klones to her legendary party. Gisele Bündchen was the Luigi to her son's Mario, a role nobody else in their fierce family unit wanted to play. Vera Wang, a wickedly talented downtown designer with a natural penchant for black, enlisted her own Addams Family gang. Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek served as the Gomez to Wang's Morticia. VP of the designer's PR, Priya Shukla, acted as Wednesday, while SVP of design Keith Lissner went as Uncle Fester. Wang's executive assistant Nina Furia got stuck as Grandmama and an unknown tall man landed the plum part of Lurch.
Whether you're modern-day icons going as icons of playtimes past, or a squad of fashion peeps wearing costumes that aren't so far from what's on your Spring '17 runway, we learned that good Halloween looks run in the family.