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Joan Baez and Jimi Hendrix at a Biafra relief benefit at Steve Paul’s Scene, 1968.

Photo: Bettman/Corbis

Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman at a Tonys after-party at Sardi’s, 1968.

Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper at a Truman Capote party, 1968.

Photo: Dave Pickoff/AP

Giorgio di Sant’Angelo and Veruschka, 1969.

Photo: Harry Benson

Nico and Andy Warhol in his studio, 1968.

Photo: Mark Lederhandler/AP

Peter Wolf and Faye Dunaway at the Towering Inferno premiere, 1974.

Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Cher and Bill Butler at a Casablanca Records party at Empire rink, 1979.

Photo: Robin Platzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Manilow, and Eartha Kitt, 1978.

Photo: Bobby Bank/WireImage

Joey Ramone at the Mudd Club.

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum/Polaris

Yves Saint Laurent with Nan Kempner at a launch for Opium perfume, 1978.

Photo: Robin Platzer/Time Life Pictures/Getty

Elton John with Ann-Margret at the premiere party for the film Tommy, held in a subway station, 1975.

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum/Polaris

Diane Von Furstenberg and friends celebrating Egon Von Furstenberg’s book, The Power Look, 1978.

Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe at the 82 Club.

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum/Polaris

Jimmie J.J. Walker and Bill Cosby, 1975.

Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Sylvester Stallone at Xenon.

Photo: Robin Platzer/Twin Images

Margaret Trudeau dancing with a busboy at Studio 54.

Photo: Allan Tannenbaum/Polaris

Meryl Streep at Woody Allen’s New Year’s party, 1979.

Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Halston, Bianca Jagger, Jack Haley Jr., Liza Minnelli, and Michael Jackson at Studio 54, 1978.

Photo: Robin Platzer/Twin Images

John F. Kennedy Jr. at a Calvin Klein party for Elton John, 1980.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Richard Johnson, 1986.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Fran Lebowitz and Betsey Johnson at Diane Brill’s birthday party, 1986.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Grace Jones at a dinner party in her honor, 1986.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Rob Lowe and Liz Smith at the Palladium, 1985.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

D.J. Keoki and Michael Alig at the World, 1988.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Courtney Love and Jim Jarmusch, 1986.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Debbie Harry, 1981.

Photo: Roxanne Lowit

Drew Barrymore talking with Moon Zappa, 1985.

Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, 1982.

Photo: Roxanne Lowit

Christian Lacroix and Carolyne Roehm, 1988.

Photo: Roxanne Lowit

Matthew Broderick, 1987.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Tina Chow, and Andy Warhol at a dinner for Ozzy Osbourne at Mr. Chow, 1986.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Diana Vreeland and Pierre Cardin, 1982.

Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg at the Limelight, 1983.

Photo: Roxanne Lowit

Marc Jacobs and Elizabeth Saltzman, disguised as Linda Evangelista, 1991.

Photo: Marina Garnier

Brooke Astor at her 90th-birthday party, 1992.

Photo: Robin Platzer/Twin Images

Leonardo DiCaprio.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

C.Z. Guest, Iggy Pop, and Carolyn Murphy, 1995.

Photo: Roxanne Lowit

Robin Givens and Spike Lee at the premiere for A Rage in Harlem, 1991.

Photo: Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

David Bowie, Damien Hirst, and Julian Schnabel at a Hirst opening, 1996.

Photo: Roxanne Lowit

Marpessa, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Carla Bruni, and Cindy Crawford at a Versace gala, 1992.

Photo: Marina Garnier

Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, Nicole Kidman, and Adrien Brody at the Met’s Costume Institute gala, 2003.

Photo: Gucci/Getty Images

Chloë Sevigny, 2006.

Photo: Mark Hunter/thecobrasnake.com

John Legend, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, and Jay-Z at Kanye West’s 30th-birthday party, 2007.

Photo: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images

Leigh Lezark, 2006.

Photo: Mark Hunter/thecobrasnake.com

Samantha Ronson and Lindsay Lohan, 2008.

Photo: Steven Lovekin/Getty Images

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