April 28th, 2014. Last night, we witnessed a major label video debut that will be hard to beat. Picture Steven Klein and Nicola Formichetti turning Brooke Candy into their decadent diamond-encrusted fantasy—and then picture them throwing a party to celebrate their masterpiece. The premiere of Brooke Candy's new video for "Opulence" was hosted by Susanne Bartsch, Klein, and Formichetti and presented by Diesel at the TriBeCa Grand Hotel. It was a screening, a show, and a rager in one, with music by Julianna Huxtable, Greg K, Nicola, and Brooke, who, by the way, watched her video sandwiched between Steven Klein, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. Welcome to the big leagues, Candy darling! The debauchery continued after the screen went dark, with the drama level rising as the clothing started to fall. At one point, a totally nude woman (save a purse) descended onto Brooke's table and started to writhe on the ground, which prompted some guests to pour their drinks out on her. It was a spectacle made from meaningless catfights, excessive accessorizing, and afterhours drag. In a word, it was opulent.
photography Homer Parkes/Diesel