Kenny Kenny is a NYC nightlife and style legend. Best known for his visionary style and inimitable character, "The owner of one of the best visual senses in New York, promoter/creator Kenny Kenny whips up tantalizing looks every night that are very Dietrich via space alien, but always different and surprising." (Michael Musto)
Kenny Kenny created a niche for himself in the late-1980s as the “premier doorperson” of NYC’s hottest nightclubs and events.
During this period and well into the present, Kenny has been captured by legendary lensmen and women Bill Cunningham Steven Meisel, Francesco Scavullo, Marisha camp, Gilles Larrain, alice o malley, Mario Testino, Dietmar Busse and Mariano Vivanco.
For the past two decades, Kenny Kenny has helped create some of NYC’s most memorable parties.
Today, Kenny is host to the long-running success Vandam at Greenhouse on Sunday nights.
Every week serves as a chance to experiment with a new look, modify an existing one, or resurrect elements from an earlier one.
Kenny’s look is the dichotomy of radical chic and subversive beauty.
He has a highly sophisticated play on line and proportion, but what has always remained constant is an overwhelming desire to challenge traditional notions of gender and sexuality.
His looks arent about drag persay there always more of an art piece, a painting on your body as opposed to using makeup to enhance what’s there.
In nightlife nobody cares about male/female. "We are cross-dressing and experimenting with style and art.. I love the whole androgynous feeling."
Kenny’s ongoing series of photographs titled Self-Portraits is a visual study, and chronicles the weekly looks created and worn by the artist himself.
The result is a collection of self-portraits that are enigmatic in mood and have a overall stylistic quality of a haunted haute-couture house with a deviant twist” “The whole self-portrait thing came in to being as a way to express myself more clearly” and also the fact that I’ve been interested in photography since a very early age. Although i was terrifed of techinque, .” “the photos are very straight forward and use little techingue ." There my sketchbook I don't think to much about it I just do it and somehow they express a feeling of who I am along with recording my looks, there dark and moody and play greatly with light and dark expressing a certain underworld melancoly and at the same time a passion for life and beauty."