NEW YORK, Oct 30, 2010 / — Halloween weekend started out with a Devil of a private party at Cipriani Downtown. Giuseppe Cipriani, dressed as a skeleton with sons Ignazio and Maggio, held court in a night to remember.
Music by former Miami Heat star and now DJ master Rony Seikaly, Stoli Cherri Devil drinks and infinite plates of pasta made the evening for 100 special guests a memory to cherish.
In classic Cipriani style the crowd was a combination of Italian financial and social royalty such as Diego della Valle (whom Giuseppe promptly fitted with a Carneval mask), Princess Isabella Borromeo and Count Ugo Brachetti Peretti with US celebrities and models.
Mickey Rourke came with an escort of five friends all dressed as Hasidics, Tara Reid looked super sexy as Barbie, model Frederique van der Waal was very convincing as a dominatrix. Most guests had just flown in from London, Rome and Sao Paolo but that did not stop anyone from partying till dawn.
As one guest said: “Cipriani should become a Webster dictionary word. It should mean ‘Helluva a Party’.”
Photos by Shaun Vakil