party monster: the music issue

a dinner and party for the books

photographed by samantha deitch and madison mcgaw for BFA

It’s no secret that music is our lifeblood here at NYLON. So, when the time came to fête our annual Music Issue, we decided it was a "go big, or go home" situation. 

Our cover star Marina and the Diamonds brought Charli XCX, Jack Antonoff, ASTR, and more friends from Neon Gold Records to a little pre-dinner nosh at The Library at New York’s Dream Downtown where they were greeted by boohoo gifts. The party continued at TAO Downtown where recording artists like Shamir and Kieza rubbed elbows with some of New York’s finest (and left with some seriously cool Sephora and Formula X swag). 

Sure, the night was a glittery blur, but hey, when you get a chance to party with Marina and the Diamonds (and basically all of your favorite musicians), you don’t go light. See for yourself in the gallery ahead!

Can't get enough? Listen to the official DJ mix set from the launch party, soundtracked by twin DJ duo Angel + Dren, below.