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Prabal Gurung held a celebratory late-night dance party at the Electric Room, where Mia Moretti DJ’d and Brad Goreski showed up to shake it. All were rather sad about Whitney Houston’s death, news of which began to circulate just as partygoers were stepping out for the evening. “It’s very sad, I’m sure Mia will play some of her songs,” Gurung said (she did, along with a selection of Britney Spears, Madonna and Seventies classics). “So anyway, let’s just dance!” By a little after midnight, the room was filled with shimmying revelers (a queue of their very chilled would-be counterparts scrolled up the ramp towards the street) who stayed on into the wee hours.
For more than a few revelers, the night ended at The Standard, where Purple Magazine, BLK DNM and André Saraiva took over The Top of The Standard and Le Bain to fete any number of occasions: the denim brand’s one year anniversary, the magazine’s latest issue, the French club magnate and artist’s exhibit, “Love Letters,” at Half Gallery. Doutzen Kroes, Sky Ferreira, Lindsey Wixson, Johan Lindberg and Waris Ahluwalia were all in attendance, as were Lindsay Lohan and Sofia Vergara, who made a late-night check in.
It didn’t take long for Leigh Lezark and Greg Krelenstein, who handled DJ duties on the early shift, to get Houston on the club’s soundsystem.
“‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ has always been a Misshapes staple for many years now,” Krelenstein said as he queued the song up on his laptop.
“For many years,” Lezark nodded. “It’s really sad, but every single person is dancing to every Whitney song and lighters are up. We just want to remember her in a good way.”
Sure enough one dancefloor reveler had his Bic in the air.