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Downtown’s New Scrapbook

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Clockwise from top left: The bathroom, 1988; Marc Jacobs with Elizabeth Saltzman (as Linda Evangelista), 1991; Glenn Close and Calvin Klein, 1989.  

Indochine is one of those still-extant eighties restaurants, like the Odeon, the name of which warms the hearts of those who pride themselves on being cooler than thou. In its prime, it was Studio 54 with Asian food. Keith Haring went, and so did Susan Sontag. And Kate Moss. And Claus von Bülow. You get the idea. Now a photo-heavy oral history is being released to mark the 25th anniversary. And the feast goes on. Indochine: The Restaurant: Downtown Chic, Late-Night Parties and Private Stories (Rizzoli, Oct. 13).


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