All the who’s-who’s of the world frequented Studio 54, and first impressions in such environments were essential for career building in entertainment. Pat Cleveland must have wanted her first impression: “I can play any type of bird you want. Just watch me.” With all the elegance in this dress, one must stop but wonder for a second.
“How do you sit down with a dress like that? Can you go to the bathroom or just hold it in? What happens when you spill a drink on that thing? Does it stain? It’s true that fashion choices in such exclusive environments come with certain challenges, but they also provide a chance to express oneself in unique and daring ways.
Beef With the Owner
Have you ever enraged a business owner so much that they banned you from ever coming back again? Well, director Franco Rossellini must have gone the extra mile with Studio 54 owner Steve Rubell because what he got was what looks to be a pound of cake to the face at his very own birthday party.
Of course, most of the people in the background are probably thinking, "Will you leave any cake for us to eat, or are you just going to waste it all" Jokes aside. The two were actually really close friends.
Birds of a Feather
Paloma Picasso is the daughter of one of a kind and one of the most prominent artists in history, Pablo Picasso. When you are the child of a famous artist, it only makes sense for you to enjoy the frequent company of artists. In this picture, it seems that she is sharing her time and laughs with famous designer Karl Lagerfeld, who stood at the helm of Chanel since 1983 and has since collaborated with other luxury lines such as Fendi.
Wonder if she got any free bags from him? Karl Lagerfeld was known for his generosity when it came to gifting his friends and muses with Chanel products. Regardless, seeing the worlds of fashion and art collide in unexpected ways is always interesting.
Everyone in America knows that there is no better place in the country to spend your New Year's Eve than New York City. Broadstreet is filled with millions of people all strutting red, white, and blue attire, street food is everywhere, and the whole atmosphere just feels like an out-of-body experience.
To keep the party going, a lot of New Yorkers have their own go-to club. One such club was Studio 54. On New Year's Eve 1977, an estimated 2,000 celebs, millionaires, and dignitaries bought a ticket to see Jamaican fashion model and Disco singer Grace Jones strut the floor.
Where Will You Be Tomorrow?
Well, nobody knows where they'll be tomorrow. Still, you can be sure that Steve Rubell never thought that he would eventually be interviewed in his own club on primetime T.V. In the picture, you can see "The Tomorrow Show" host Tom Snyder interview Steve Rubell at a time when the club was at its prime, hosting parties for the most influential people in the world on a nightly basis. Just goes to prove fame comes in various forms.
Studio 54 was a cultural phenomenon that defined a generation and set the standard for nightclub culture. Rubell and his partner Ian Schrager were the masterminds behind the club's success, and their legacy still lives on today.