From Halston to helicopters, here are Andy’s guidelines for entrance, straight from his book, Andy Warhol’s Exposures. Warhol, who famously said Studio 54 was more high school than pagan Rome, knew the rules of the scene. “Every time I go to Studio 54 I’m afraid I won’t get in—maybe there will be somebody new at the door who won’t recognize me.” Even Warhol, in spite of his superstar status, had doubts about getting in the door. Perhaps that is why he created these five rules for entry.
Rule #1: Always go with Halston or in Halston.
Rule #2: Get there very early or very late.
Rule #3: Arrive in a limo or a helicopter. One night Victor Hugo arrived in an ambulance and got right in. He jumped up off his stretcher and started dancing.
Rule #4: Don’t wear anything polyester, not even your underwear.
Rule #5: Don’t mention my name.