There has never been—and will never be—another nightclub to rival the sheer glamour, energy, and wild creativity that was Studio 54.
At Studio 54, sex, celebrity and, infamously, open drug-use worked in tandem to create a hedonistic nightlife playground that hasn’t been replicated since.
As Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager presumptuously sees it, there have been exactly two pivotal cultural events in the 75 years he’s been alive: “Woodstock and Studio.” In his aptly named book “Studio 54,” Schrager dives into the history of his infamous New York hotspot. The nightclub’s wild parties made headlines around the world.
Yes; we know. No; we cannot repeat that. However we can have a Studio 54 Fashion Extravaganza here in Palm Springs making headlines of its own. Held not in a nightclub; but in a temple no less. Temple Isaiah Jewish Community Centre was the place to be on a Sunday afternoon where it was as glamorous as it gets. The mood was vibrant, the energy vivacious and there was whistling and hollering from the audience while models shimmied up and down the runway to disco hits of yesteryear. The next best thing to not being at the actual Studio 54!
Sponsored by Mitchell Karp (owner of Mitchell’s Palm Springs – a place to find the best curated vintage and iconic designers in shop) and emceed by Brenda Cooper, Emmy award- winning stylist to the stars. Among her portfolio she was responsible for all the styling for Fran Drescher, on the CBC long running series “The Nanny.” Brenda’s book “The Silhouette Solution” is a well thought out method for helping all women find their authentic style. Speaking of which…
While Andy, Bianca and Halston were missed, we did experience the best disco music along with some wine, and a vibe created by some gorgeous models wearing clothing to die for…keep scrolling.
Below an article published on CNN Style about the disco playground where sex and glamour reigned.
Photos: d. king
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