Though humans and peacocks have never actually met, it's clear that they would get along due to their shared desire to aesthetically impress and tendency to wake up from dreams flapping nonfunctional wings. Discover beautifully crafted people plumage with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a VIP ticket to the Thread show (a $25 value) on Sunday, May 15 at The Lab in Costa Mesa. The showcase opens its doors to regular guests from noon to 6 p.m., but VIPs can enter at 11 a.m.
Thread regales discerning aesthetes with a sweeping spectacle assembled by up-to-the-minute fashion professionals and populated by emerging, independent designers, including Crow Thief, Jedidiah, and Punk Masters. VIPs may enjoy a complimentary drink from the bar while perusing the wares of multitudinous trendsetting fashion fashioners, whose panache bridges the gap between mainstream style and couture as smoothly as a velour trucker hat.
VIP entrance also grants guests special discounts with some vendors, a loaded gift bag, and access to a photo booth where they can honor their favorite accessories, such as poppy seeds worn in teeth. Free makeup, hair, and manicure services and complimentary food and drinks maintain the morale of fashionistas while they bask in the dance-able tunes and giveaways projected by the DJ booth and browse the herculean selection of styles for men and women. Kids 12 and younger receive free entry to the show, and the man-cave lounge grants sanctuary to dragged-along husbands, boyfriends, and parole officers. A DIY booth demonstrates hands-on design techniques to the independently style savvy, and local artists display a variety of works in the gallery area. Thread will sow and care for one tree for each VIP entry, ensuring a future with clean air and a continued market for treepants.