August 22 2014

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Nur’s Crystal Castle


Nur Khan wants to make life easy for you. Here’s how: The New York nightlife vet puts together a live show at his old venue, Hiro, then does the after-party next door at his new place, the Electric Room at Dream Downtown. The pattern ensued last night, starting with a DeLeon-sponsored performance by the Toronto electro act Crystal Castles, which drew the likes of Amy Sacco, Jessica White, and Shaun White.

“Just march right through here,” Khan explained, trudging through an underground corridor, “and it’s a straight shot without going outside and around the corner.” It’s an especially perfect setup for celebrities to escape from the wave of paparazzi that might be lingering outside. As Khan pushed into the same set of double doors he’d whisked Courtney Love through last week, he discovered the doors were locked. Khan took a swig of his beer and said, “I haven’t slept in two days.”

Khan’s lack of sleep is because he’s been playing host to some of fashion week’s biggest bashes, and things aren’t likely to slow down anytime soon, considering the buzz around the venue. After the deafening, dance-inspiring show there last night, Khan, true to form, brought Castles’ Alice Glass and Ethan Kath next door for the after-party. We’re guessing he’d gotten the doors unlocked by then.

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Meanwhile, Onstage…


From electric raver gear to effortless jumpsuits and flouncy dresses, the styles at this past weekend’s 20th annual Lollapalooza were a grab bag of predictably quirky ensembles. But of course, not all the action was in the crowd—there was plenty to see on the festival’s stages, too. One Management founder Scott Lipps (who also snapped away for at Coachella), braved the elements this weekend and shared some of his favorite rock star moments. And for more, check out his blog Continue Reading “Meanwhile, Onstage…” »

Now, Girls Allowed


The noise was deafening, the room was packed, and Alice Glass of the Canadian electro outfit Crystal Castles was throwing herself around the stage like a rag doll—but compared to the star-studded ragers Don Hill’s has been throwing all fashion week, last night’s launch party for fashion mag The Dirty Durty Diary was actually pretty low-key. Larry Clark had been meant to host, but it was Irina Lazareanu who was holding down the front table with Nur Khan—literally. The crowd kept surging back into it, endangering their tequila. (But on the evidence of all the bottles DeLeón keeps on the wall to tout its sponsorship, there’s plenty more where that came from.)

Khan likes to say that one goal in rehabilitating Don Hill’s was to make it more “female-friendly,” and Lazareanu agreed that makes sense. “Nur has loads of female friends,” she chuckled, adding that even rocker chicks prefer clean bathrooms—”and we don’t like when the seat is up. With Babyshambles, touring with the four boys, I’d go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall right in the fucking bowl every time.”

Incidentally, Lazareanu is taking the stage with Doherty and Sean Lennon in Paris on October 4 for the show she says would have happened in New York last June, had Doherty not had been turned away by immigration authorities at JFK. “Apparently the French laws are not as extreme as the American ones,” she said. And the bathrooms? We won’t touch that one.

Photo: David X. Prutting/Billy Farrell Agency