Visitors to Employees Only last night were greeted by a fearsome sight: a no-nonsense doorman doing everything in his power to keep out non-invitees to the bar’s annual Repeal Day party. A lot of places try to embrace the retro vibe, but nobody goes as crazy for it as EO. Period dress was required and the beau monde swells attempted to outdo each other in obstreperous costuming. Cabaret superstar Lady Rizo sang on the bar while her backup dancers, the “Assets,” of course, stripped. Even Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha looked natty.
Thank you, FDR: EO celebrates repeal.haha Photo: Melissa Hom