Interview Turns 40, Christens New Club
It was a rather well-kept secret that deep in the belly of the Hudson Hotel there was once a YMCA, complete with a basketball court and a track. But as of Interview's 40th anniversary party last night, the story is out. Good Units, as the club is called, is now open for business, and with its subterranean allure, it will no doubt become one of New York fashion week's hot spots. Despite Topper Mortimer likening it to the now defunct raver club the Tunnel, the reviews were good. "I can remember when this hotel opened, but I've never been down here," said Naomi Campbell, who has some pretty extensive club research under her Alaïa belt. "I love it, though. I love the dancing—it reminds me of the eighties." How's this for a flashback? The unfinished basement space didn't have cell phone reception. "Yeah," joked Interview chairman Peter Brant, "so people will actually have to talk to each other."