Friday night’s annual student gala at the Princeton Art Museum, “This is Collage,” featured music, students dressed as famous artists, and large platters of Olives cookies.
But one of the main draws to the well-attended event: a table kept well stocked with fake mustaches of various shapes. We asked some attendees to tell us the story behind their mustache.
- Savannah Hankinson ’13 as Salvador Dali
Well, my mustache. Em, I have many problems with my father, so I grew it out of rebellion, de mi padre, for my father. I think it is very sensual, sexual, como–like my paintings. Yes. And, people cannot resist it, and I think it looks wonderful. It brings out the surrealism that I like to live, through my life and my paintings, and my films as well.
Am I wearing my mustache upside down?
Ashley: I don’t think so.
I just like yours more than mine.
Marjorie: Yours is more like Burt Reynolds, I think.
That’s the vibe I’m getting. So tell me about your mustaches.
Ashley: Well, it was a very hard decision, what mustache I was going to pick. Ultimately, I saw Marj going for the little curl flip, and I could not resist.
How would you describe your mustache?
Ashley: Charlie Chaplin?
Marjorie: Yeah. We saw the mustaches, and no one else was wearing them. So we debated for a while whether it’d be weird to be the first ones to put them on. I think there may have been one other person, but he was like, hanging out in the corner. Which is obviously what you want to do when you are the only one wearing a fake mustache.