Saturday evening we hosted the official book launch event for Walt Cassidy's new book, New York: Club Kids.
The event featured a rare gathering and panel discussion with some of the original Club Kids, moderated by Interview’s creative director, Mel Ottenberg: Walt Cassidy (Waltpaper), Desi Santiago (Desi Monster), Jenny Dembrow (Jennytalia), Jojo Americo, Sidney Prawatyotin & Zaldy Goco.
Walt Cassidy signed copies of the book, providing the first opportunity to obtain the book ahead of the November 26 wide release. The first 200 book purchases included a limited edition tin lunch box filled with single-run collectibles and a curated MAC Pro x Waltpaper makeup kit.
Known for their outrageous looks, legendary parties and sometimes illicit antics, the Club Kids—as they were named by New York Magazine in 1988—were an artistic, fashion-conscious youth movement that became the definitive faces of Generation X hedonism in New York City. New York: Club Kids, the long-overdue first time dedicated to '90s nightlife and street culture, grants special access to an underground world through the eyes of Waltpaper.
Special thanks to MAC Cosmetics, SVEDKA, and Sanzo for making our event possible!