- March 29, 2012
Per usual, the bright group of Young Friends philanthropists has selected a party-centric theme, dubbing this year’s event “Studio 54.” (Past revelries have been anchored in wild historic bashes, too — everything from roaring speakeasies to Havana nightclubs.) Upon sending in your RSVP, one question remains: What to wear? We consulted this year’s fashion-savvy co-chair, Bianca Colgin, for the dress-code scoop. Read on and select your attire accordingly:
We hear you have quite the background in fashion, do tell:
I’m a former stylist for D Magazine and Neiman Marcus. I attended Parsons School of Design in Paris and have worked for Carolina Herrera, Cynthia Rowley and Prabal Gurung. Currently, I own the boutique, Little Bean, and focus my styling efforts on curating the best-of-the-best for children.
What will you wear tomorrow night?
A backless gold-lamé jumpsuit commissioned and designed by Mari Hidalgo, with black-satin YSL heels. I call them my Barbie slides. My co-chair, Amy McEvoy, is wearing a custom creation by Mari as well — a one-shouldered, gold-lamé gown. We’ll both be wearing baubles from Eiseman Jewels to complete our ensembles.
Any outfit advice for guests?
Disco luxe! Wear something lindulgent. Just like Studio 54 — think Jerry Hall and Andy Warhol. We’re hoping for lots of sparkly over-the-top dresses and jumpsuits, plus some slinky, Halston-esque looks. For men, it's sleek suits, no ties, and one button unbuttoned — more than usual.
Can we expect disco-luxe décor, too?
Amy and I asked Todd Fiscus to scour the state of Texas and procure every disco ball and mirrored surface he could find. It's going to be dark and glittery —very New York City in the ‘70s, sans the impossible doorman.
Haven’t purchased a ticket? Fret not. Upon paying the $150 tariff, a limited number of guests will be granted entrée at the door. Should you attend via this method, our Young Friends sources suggest that you arrive promptly at 8 pm.