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Naughty After-Party Is Victoria's Secret
After watching the skin-filled Victoria's Secret fashion show at the 69th Regiment Armory, guests of Svedka vodka headed to a sexed up after-party designed to heat up the cold night, when gusting, 50-mile-per-hour winds made the November evening feel more like January.
Victoria’s Secret fashion show after-party
632 Hudson
Thursday, 11.13.03, 10 PM onward
CateringTom Orlando Catering
DJPaul Sevigny
EntertainmentParty Productions NYC
Event DesignjesGORDON/properFUN
Event ProductionPam Bristow LLC
Ice SculpturesOkamoto Studio - New York Ice Sculpture
PRShowroom Seven/Seventh House PR
SecurityStyles Security Inc.
Sound/LightingPower Posse Productions
Venue632 Hudson
Held at 632 Hudson—a 6,000-square-foot townhouse built in 1847 that recently served as the home of MTV's second New York Real World cast—the party spanned several floors. Event planners Jes Gordon and Pam Bristow used Svedka's "adult entertainment" marketing theme as inspiration for the event, and Gordon's decor turned the space into a sensual, dream-like dwelling. There were tall, silver vases filled with wildly colored feathers (for tickling, perhaps?), votive candles on every surface, and sultry deep red and purple lighting. Projection screens on the walls displayed risque photo montages.

The various rooms were turned into individual lounges; one served as a V.I.P. room where celebs like Sting and Victoria’s Secret model Heidi Klum snuggled by a fireplace on big comfy couches and leather club chairs with velvet pillows surrounded by tons of candles and feathers. Another lounge featured his-and-hers massage chairs on either side of a bed, along with throw pillows and oriental rugs. A master bedroom became a smokers' lounge, with guests reclining on a velvet-covered four-poster bed. Even the bathrooms got the "adult" treatment: Condoms were displayed on the vanities, and tubs were filled with Svedka vodka bottles and ice cubes.

Caterer Tom Orlando’s staff wore black tank tops that said "Servant" on the front and black eye masks, and passed sensual hors d’oeuvres including duck mousse pate with a raspberry on a red wine biscuit, smoked salmon on black bread with crème fraiche and flying fish roe and wild mushrooms in a red potato cup. "We wanted things with a pagan, erotic feel to them," Orlando said. A 12-foot buffet table held sweets and some eye candy, as well: Male and female models, scantily clad and also wearing masks, were on display along with chocolate and fruit.

Gordon’s goal was "to entice the five sense throughout the event," she said. "We wanted to do things that were sensual to the touch, like using feathers instead of flowers, and having beautiful people [displayed] on the buffet table along with the food. And the space lends itself to that voyeuristic, fun house feel."

Erika Rasmusson Janes
At the Victoria's Secret fashion show after-party at 632 Hudson, a 12-foot buffet table held sweets and some eye candy, as well: Male and female models were on display along with chocolate and fruit. (Photo by Andrew Bicknell)
At the Victoria's Secret fashion show after-party at 632 Hudson, a 12-foot buffet table held sweets and some eye candy, as well: Male and female models were on display along with chocolate and fruit. (Photo by Andrew Bicknell)
Jes Gordon placed tall, silver vases filled with feathers on both sides of the fireplace. (Photo by Andrew Bicknell)
Jes Gordon placed tall, silver vases filled with feathers on both sides of the fireplace. (Photo by Andrew Bicknell)
Jes Gordon filled some lounges with sultry deep red and purple lighting. (Photo by Andrew Bicknell)
Jes Gordon filled some lounges with sultry deep red and purple lighting. (Photo by Andrew Bicknell)
Strawberries and grapes decorated Tom Orlando's lush dessert buffet table.
Strawberries and grapes decorated Tom Orlando's lush dessert buffet table.