Ian Schrager's new tell-all book on Studio 54
Set for release next autumn
American entrepreneur Ian Schrager is the main man responsible for opening one of the most popular nightlife venues of all time, Studio 54. A club that was opened with the late Steve Rubell in 1977, it was the place to be seen for every star of that decade.
The crowd at Studio 54 was the crème de la crème of New York, from actors and artists to singers and authors, including creative icons Bianca Jagger, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Truman Capote.
Fashion designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, who were young New York University students at the time, were also regulars at Studio 54.
"This nice guy from my art history class came in and asked if I wanted to go to a party. Andy Warhol was at the party, and he took us to Studio 54 – wow," Ford said back in 2007, "Even today, I still start shaking when I hear Donna Summer because it's the music of my coming of age. Every party I have, if I'm not careful, I end up putting that music on and whirling some girl around the dancefloor.