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A Look Back at the Most Glamorous New Year’s Eve Parties of All Time


Before Times Square became the worst place to be on New Year’s Eve, New York high society spent the evening on the rooftop of the Waldorf Astoria or at Studio 54. Those were the good ol’ days! So, before you ring in 2021, take look back at fabulous historical photos of Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, Diana Ross, and Grace Jones dancing the night away at the club, and celebrities like Meryl Streep and Robert Downey Jr. attending parties thrown by Woody Allen, Madonna and more.

1945, Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images


1974, Married art dealers Louis and Susan Meisel host a New Years’ Eve party in their oversize bathtub.


1969, Ultra Violet and Salvador Dali attend 20th Annual Le Bal Blance Russian New Year’s Eve Celebration.


1979, Meryl Streep attends Woody Allen’s New Years Eve Party at Harkness House in New York City.


1977, Andy Warhol and Barbara Allen attend the Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Party.


1979 Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall at the Harkness House in New York City.


1991, Robert Downey Jr. outside Madonna’s New Year’s Eve Party.


1955 Edgar Bergen and his wife, Frances at the Waldorf’s Starlight Roof.


1979 Liza Minnelli and her husband Mark Gero attend Woody Allen’s New Year’s Eve Party.


1977 Bianca Jagger and Liza Minnelli attend Studio 54’s New Year’s Eve Party.


1978 Lionel Ritchie and Diana Ross attend the Studio 54 New Year’s Eve party.


1982 Craig Denault and Morgan Fairchild during Regine’s New Year’s Eve Party.


1978 Grace Jones performs at Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Party.


1988 John Stamos and Heather Locklear at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.


1984 Arlene Dahl and Marc Rosen attend New Year’s Eve Party at Regine’s in New York City.


From W Magazine

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