Whit Stillman’s award winning novel: The Last Days of Disco, With Cocktails at Petrossian Afterwards (in Francais: Les Derniers Jours Du Disco) is on Vogue’s summer page-turners.
Whit Stillman : The Last Days of Disco (Tristram)
Having just made the film, starring Chloë Sévigny, director Whit Stillman adapted his screenplay into a book. The Last Days of Disco follows a group of young people in the early 1980s at the Club in Manhattan, an alter ego of Studio 54. With intertwining love lives and existential doubts, Whit Stillman‘s portrays a changing time when disco symbolizes the innocence of a city and a new generation that will soon be lost. A gripping book, both as funny as it is melancholy
By Nelly Kaprièlian, translated by Ruby Norris and Isabelle Granger
From the archives of Vogue comes this article by Tammy Lee on the NYC screening of Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress. It also has photos by Pablo Frisk.
Following the screening, Stillman loyalists reconvened at the SoHo Grand’s Club Room for cocktails and a chance to fete the director’s comeback. “I aspire to his type of humor,” explained Stillman’s leading man, Adam Brody. Chace Crawford made an appearance, as did Dylan McDermott. And amid a sea of blinding flashing bulbs, Chloë Sevigny, the star of Stillman’s 1998 film, The Last Days of Disco, emerged with her costar Tara Subkoff. “It’s been so long since I’ve worked with Whit,” said Sevigny, “but, I’m just so proud of him!”