Monday, May 23, 2016


It's a 1980s romcom cliche which continues to resonate with teenagers today, and that's the fear of turning up to the biggest party of the year or senior prom wearing the same dress as someone else. Sensing this, Toronto-based designer Hayley Elsaesser announced an open casting call via Instagram sourcing locals to star in a prom-themed photo shoot. The results are just as spectacular as any still taken from a popular film, featuring iconography from the recent Spring 2016 collection, aptly titled Carnival of Curiosity.

Photos 1 & 4- Hayley Elsaesser, 2- Carrie (1976), 3 & 5- The Virgin Suicides (1999).


  1. My prom was okay, but I wish it was this colorful!!!! Carnival of Curiosity sounds and looks so cool!!!

  2. Love love love these prom pics! SOSOSOSOSO cool!!!
    How fabulous!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  3. Oooh! I love this! Especially the Hayley Elsaesser photos. I work in a shop so I've been seeing people buying their first prom dress, it's really sweet!