After more than a decade a few blocks away, the Bungalow is back for a Saturday night in New York City thanks to Gucci. The Legends Club, officially known as Bungalow 8, was an early 25 studio 25 that attracted a star-studded group of George Clooney , Naomi Campbell and even former President Bill Clinton and other industry elites.
Last night, Gucci made its debut at a disco club just a few doors away from its new Meatpacking District boutique, paying homage to the neighborhood’s nightlife history. Working with Bungalow 8 founder Amy Sacco, the evening felt like a throwback to the days when going out wasn’t about filming, it was filming.
Of course, the iconic “No Vacancy” sign was unearthed for the special occasion, one of the many odes to the original bungalow that was strung throughout the evening. Black and white striped sofas and leafy palm tree lounges are more eye-catching. From a cozy corner, Sienna Miller, Jeremy O Harris, Tom Sturridge, Alexa Chung, Derek Blasberg and Lauren Santo Domingo presided over the session, while Phoebe Bridgers and Daisy Edgar-Jones hit the dance floor in Gucci attire.
Across the room, Iman, Bethann Hardison and Salma Hayek Pinault took up near the DJ booth with Idris Elba at the helm prime location. Faced with the Gucci 25H watch collection and confidant of the brand, Elba offers a cheerful mix of vintage and underground pop. Arm in arm with longtime friend and model Karen Elson, Vogue’s Edward Enninful popped up with Leonardo Leonardo DiCaprio, have a drink.
Nods to New York late-night favorites like street tacos and hot dogs rock the crowd before offering bite-sized cheesecakes for dessert. The cocktail list highlights erstwhile after-get off work staples like Cosmopolitans and Palomas, but also includes today’s most talked about drink, the espresso martini.
From the accessible decor to the energy in the electric room, the nights feel timeless. Disco, the legendary Bungalow 8 bodyguard, even makes an appearance. This time he was at the party himself.