Let the Party Start
What happens when you put some impressive sponsors together? A party! And what are exactly the details?
In New York: at iconic Le Cirque Restaurant for dinner, then, for the after-party, in the stunning Halston House, former home of designer Halston and of Gunther Sachs (who was married to Brigitte Bardot), where Andy Warhol and his circle of friends once partied.
Some More Cool People
I am a huge admirer of Deborah Harry and of her music. She is best known as the lead singer of Blondie and I listened – and listen – to their records for hours and hours. Debbie was a wonderful guest: people (me included) kept going to her telling her “I am such a fan of yours!”, and she took time for everybody. During the sing-along for all guests, she got up from her seat and sang the theme from ‘All in the Family”.
Photographer Paige Powell, Warhol’s confidant and Basquiat’s ex girlfriend, brought some never seen before pictures of both Andy and Jean-Michel. Paige has been sitting on (“literally; they were stashed in boxes under the bed,” she says) a treasure trove that’s remained largely unexamined. She has finally started to archive it and showcase it to the world.
We are in love with fashion and architecture, so we were star-struck by Peter Marino. He is the world’s most sought after architect of luxury fashion stores (his works include the Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Armani, Fendi, Calvin Klein and Zegna flasgship stores), an art lover and connoisseur, and a man with a wild fashion sense. His bad cop look was amazing!
Trudie Goetz and Theo Grigoriadis
The absolute top of fashion and luxury in Switzerland – go to one of the Trois Pommes stores if you want to know where trends are: Trudie Goetz and Theo Grigoriadis.
Halston House and the after-party
After dinner, a line of limos took everybody from Le Cirque to 101 East 63 Street, to Halston House.
The legendary former residence of Halston, where Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger, supermodel Pat Cleveland and many more once partied, still retains the spectacular looks and atmosphere of the 70s decadent-disco-glamour era, when it became a “home-away-from-home” for Andy Warhol.
We had a tour through “101” and loved the iconic decor, photographs, paintings and stairs made to dance on.