Studio 54 unveiled – Years after closure, the secrets around the legendary and exclusive New York club Studio 54 will finally be shared with the general public. The founder of Studio 54, Ian Schrager, is currently working on a book in which for the first time he is telling the story of the club. “If the hunter does not tell the story, the lion will,” Schrager told by way of explanation. The club opened in 1977 and closed in 1981, when it was sold by Schrager and co-founder, the late Steve Rubell.
Known visitors of the club were amongst others Michael Jackson, Bianca Jagger, David Bowie, Andy Warhol and even Salvador Dali. The coolest actors, artists, singers and authors of the decade gathered in the club, which was the place to be seen. Also designers such as Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs were regular visitors in their younger years, as students at the New York University ” A boy from my art-classes came to me and asked if I wanted to go to a party “, Tom Ford says in 2007. ” Andy Warhol was at that party and took us to Studio 54. Wow “. ”
Schrager’s book will be published by Rizzoli in the fall of 2014.
Photo credit: © Getty Images – Studio 54 in 1978