Scene: Ridiculous. Modern Marie Antoinette lookalikes and men in powdered wigs mingled with the crowd, rocking out on guitars or dancing on tables. Women dressed with lace veils covering their faces—we’re still not sure who or what they were supposed to represent—circled the party, encouraging dancing and revelry. The crowd packed the hotel’s ballroom for Legend’s performance, which featured a band, dancers, and backup singers.
Fashion: Overall, the crowd won strong points for style—many men sported casual blazers and jeans or opted for figure-flattering suits, while women wore chic cocktail dresses with statement jewels. Actress Rossum donned a tight black, long-sleeved suede sheath dress and matching over-the-knee boots with oversize diamond hoops—stunning but decidedly low-key.
Food and drink: Numerous appetizer trays from Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse, located on the first floor of the hotel, circulated through the party. On the menu: miniature chicken samosas, oysters on the half shell, crab fritters, bite-size burgers, and fresh spring rolls. In addition to beer, wine, and Champagne, the hotel offered a host of signature cocktails, including a strawberry lemonade Circoc vodka and an attractive mojito garnished with fresh mint.
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