There was a time when the lavishly decorated Studio 54 was the place to be and be seen, and that era was beautifully captured by photographer Tod Papageorge. In his new book, Studio 54, the American photographer—whose works have been displayed in the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and Cologne's Galerie Thomas Zander—captures the short-lived, yet infamous 33-month existence of the legendary club which dominated the New York nightlife scene from 1978-1980. The 66 images contained in the collection provide a retrospective look into the exclusive and glamorous parties of what is still considered to be one of New York's best dance clubs in the city's early club scene.
Tod Papageorge's Studio 54 is out now, and available to order via Stanley/Barker.
Take a peek at Studio 54 in its glorious heyday
Feast your eyes on these vintage photos of Studio 54, NYC's legendary 1970s discothèque—crammed to the gills with glamour, decadence and partygoing celebrities