The Greatest Party of all time: Studio 54

With 2023 around the corner, we revisit one of the greatest New Year’s Eve parties in history—at the legendary Studio 54 nightclub.
New Years Eve at Studio 54, 1977.

It lasted just over three years, between 1977 to 1980, but Studio 54 still remains the reference for a certain form of louche, glitzy hedonism and joie-de-vivre. Club co-founder Ian Shrager went as far to say that it was “The birth of celebrity,” as we know them today. Shrager and his partner Steve Rubell would be responsible for the closing of Studio 54 (thanks to tax evasion), but they became the unofficial kings of New York—hosting politicians and stars alike at their grand parties, and overseeing the greatest scandals of their time; including one instance of a drugged Margaret Trudeau and an unfortunate ‘upshot’.


December 2022


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