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Boom Boom Room, the NY's new Studio 54
Right now in New York, hotels are the new nightclubs. The Boom Boom Room - the name is legally in limbo; everyone says "Boom" or "Boom, Boom," but it's officially called "The 18th Floor of the Standard Hotel" by staffers - leads the trend.
At the opening, I saw Madonna and Jesus, Courtney Love, Jude Law and that New York tribe (Olivia Palermo, Lauren Santo Domingo, Chiara Clemente et al.) who count hundreds of photos all over the web.
Madonna got DJ Jesus Luz to DJ for the Valentino:The Last Emperor DVD release party and cut the rug with Mr. VaVa himself. Both Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez hosted their après-runway celebrations there. Suave hotelier Andre Balazs, often by the bar in a white dinner jacket, is not the only man to know.
Madonna with Valentino
You simply must be BFF with Joey Jalleo, who holds a full deck of Boom's social cards (and tables). Joey maneuvered Madonna upstairs, away from cameras, in a private elevator with Jesus Luz the night Luz DJ-ed for Valentino's "Last Emperor" DVD party. Drinks are $25 a pop and the enormous windows boast an IMAX view of the glittering cityscape.
Lorenzo Martoni and Marc Jacobs
In a curved leather banquette, Patrick McMullan told me: "Boom Boom is the new Studio 54. This is just what New York needed." Boom is basically a member's club. If you're not on the "house list," forget it.
Joey and stylish Camil Parchomienko guard the velvet rope tightly, via spy-like walkie talkies, with doorwoman Mina Soleimani, who rejects scores of people nightly. There's a secret reservation number to call and book a table, but it would be socialite suicide for me to give it out to anyone.
by Peter Davis in Vogue Italia