A dead body was found yesterday on the roof above Opening Ceremony, an ultra-hip downtown fashion emporium/design space associated with Chloë Sevigny, Proenza Schouler, and other downtown types.

A tipster tells us that an Opening Ceremony staffer made the grisly discovery yesterday during a smoke break, along with a bunch of other salacious details that may or may not be true. But the NYPD confirmed to Gawker that the body of a white male was indeed found yesterday at 35 Howard St., which is Opening Ceremony's address. They declined to provide any other details, saying the investigation is ongoing. A manager at Opening Ceremony said they'd get back to us. If you happen to know anything, please drop us a line.

UPDATE: Another tipster who seems to know what he is talking about says the police suspect the man fell from a neighboring roof, and that he may have been "a vagrant." He didn't have any shoes on. The NYPD put the whole building on lockdown from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. while investigating, forcing Opening Ceremony to cancel a photo shoot.