(Paz de la Huerta. Photo by Guest of a Guest)
Waris & Playboy? Not a likely combo, you’d think, right? Well, we enjoyed the mix. House of Waris (headed by Waris Ahluwalia) and Playboy magazine ended up hosting a very hip literary salon located underneath the High Line a few weeks ago. Jason Silva of Current TV referred to it as “Intellect plus revelry!” as he told the Huffington Post. It was such a nicely attended party, in fact, that it got some nice ink on Style.com, Guest of a Guest, and Paper, and Refinery29.
(Waris Ahluwalias. Photo by Guest of a Guest)
The event was a celebration of the latest translation of Flaubert’s Madame Bovery, which was translated by Lydia Davis in September’s issue of Playboy magazine. Actress Paz de la Huerta sat down to read some excerpts for the audience. Hosts included Derek Blasberg, Byrdie Bell, Brooke Geahan, Jay McInerney, Hari Kunzru, Jamie Johnson, Tarajia Morrell, Helen Lee Schifter, and Playboy’s executive literary editor Amy Grace Lloyd. DJ’s Nate Lowman and Rachel Chandler held it down with the tunes.