When Disco Had A Dress Code

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When Disco Had A Dress Code

Words by Mr Eric Konigsberg

11 December 2014

A party at Régines, New York City, 1977 Ron Galella/ Getty Images

Clockwise from top left: Mr T and a guest dancing at Régine’s, 1982 Ron Galella/ Getty Images; Mr Roy Halston Frowick and Ms Margaux Hemingway on the dance floor, 1980 Condé Nast Archive/ Corbis; The club's famous entrance, pictured in 1978 Ebet Roberts/ Getty Images

From left: Messrs Peter Falk and John Cassavetes and Ms Régine Zylberberg at Régines, 1981 Sipa Press/ Rex Features

“Régine’s foreshadowed the sex-and-drugs mentality of the disco era while remaining firmly cosseted in old-school glamour”

Clockwise from top: Model Iman and Mr Warren Beatty arriving at Régine’s, 1977 Richard Corkery/ NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images; Ms Pat Cleveland (in feathered bikini and headpiece) with Mr Halston Frowick (right) and Ms Marina Schiano (bottom) at a Régine’s carnival party, 1980 Condé Nast Archive/ Corbis; Ms Marie Helvin and Mr Jack Nicholson at Régine’s, 1978 Richard Young/ Rex Features

Inspired by Régine’s