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Warhol Superstar: Joe Dallesandro

Wednesday, April 1, 7:28 PM written by About Face Theatre

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Come claim your 15 minutes of fame on April 10th at Wonka Ball: WARHOL!  Don’t miss you chance to party like one of Warhol’s Superstars!

Wonka Ball: WARHOL is just 9 days away and we know you are busy thinking about what to wear! In anticipation of this fabulously wild night, we’ll be sharing info here on our blog about some of Warhol’s most famous Superstars along with ideas for how to get your impersonation on with one of them at the party!

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Warhol Superstar: Joe Dallesandro

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Actor, Joe Dallessandro (or “Little Joe” as he was more commonly known) was one of the biggest sex symbols of the 60’s and 70’s. Little Joe got his start in film after being discovered by Warhol who added him to his list of Superstars. During his time at the Factory, Dallesandro starred in the Warhol/Morrissey film trilogy FleshTrash, and Heat, as well as Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein and Lonesome Cowboys. His roles in these underground films broke barriers around previous notions of male sexuality, turning him into a gay sex symbol and a pioneering figure in the sexual revolution.

Dallessandro was popular for showing a lot of “Flesh,” and rocking his birthday-suit, but with or without clothes he had a style that is hard to recreate. It’s the style of a rebel, a badass, a symbol of youth and street culture, a waking dream of sexy.

Come to Wonka Ball as…

Joe Dallesandro in 3 easy steps!

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1. Classic Bandana

Dallesandro wore his bandana with long and short hair. It’s the sexy badass street look of rebellious youth. Get yours at Topman.

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2. Jean Jacket

Throw a sweet jean jacket over a black shirt. It’s an effortless way to raise your hot points!

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 3. Jeans

The famous bulge on The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers album cover is of course Dellassandro. Fill in your own pair of faded jeans for the same iconic look.