Inside The Ultimate Players' Night Out At The Maxim Masquerade Party

Maxim and The Players’ Tribune teamed up to host a red-hot Halloween bash at Mister French in New York City.
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Guests at the Players’ Night Out at the Maxim Masquerade

Guests at the Players’ Night Out at the Maxim Masquerade

More than 600 VIP guests lit up the soon-to-open Mister French supper club in downtown Manhattan for the Maxim Masquerade bash.

Partygoers at the Bowery hot spot were treated to curated moments of music and mischief presented by Maxim, The Players’ Tribune, Mister French, Jack Daniel’s and Good Luck Dry Cleaners.

Masked attendees

Masked attendees

Jack Daniel’s served up custom cocktails created by Mister French beverage director Steve Mazzuca, including the Goldrush and the Applejack Sparkler, as well as their traditional Halloween-themed treats: shots of Jack Honey and Jack Fire. (Click here to enjoy $5 off your first Drizzly order of Jack Daniel’s during the October/November fall season.)

Surprise performance by Pardi Fontaine

Surprise performance by Pardi Fontaine

Mick and Travisty provided the night's high-energy soundtrack. Guests were also treated to a special pop-up performance by hip-hop star and singer/songwriter Pardison Fontaine, who rocked three of his hits in true Pardi style.

Burlesque performance by Velvetina Taylor

Burlesque performance by Velvetina Taylor

Celebrity chef and culinary director David Burke cooked up mouth-watering bites to feed the senses while partygoers sipped on 100 Coconuts Pure Coconut Water to stay hydrated. Heineken provided its full range of products, including Heineken 0.0, a non-alcoholic lager brewed with a unique recipe for a distinctly balanced taste. Stoli Group supplied its luxury portfolio of Stoli Elit—one of the world’s highest rated vodkas—and Cenote Tequila, an ultra-premium, 100 percent Agave Azul Tequilana Weber tequila inspired by the beauty of the Yucatán Peninsula.

Adventures continued all night and into the early morning hours with surprise burlesque performances by acclaimed dancer Velvetina Taylor. Pop harpist and vocalist Lexie Lowell strummed throughout the party in the Jack Daniel’s speakeasy. Acclaimed oracle, author and occultist Jennifer Sodini was on hand to guide guests on their personal journeys. 

The freaky fun didn’t stop there. Digital Mirror provided a custom Jack Daniel’s photo booth experience to document the evening.

Phil Reese and Jeremy Penn of Good Luck Dry Cleaners teamed up with artists Edward Acosta, Dylan Bauvez, and Jackson Burch to craft a "Sexy and Unsettling" art installation. In true Good Luck Dry Cleaners and spooky seasonal fashion, they magically transformed an empty basement space below the restaurant into a ultra-sultry environment that tantalized the senses. 

Every inch of the space was covered in custom black faux fur while downtempo music set the mood. Not stopping there, artist Dylan Bauvez was brought in to paint performance artist Jackson Burch as a demon in the same blackout color as the room. Burch blended right into the background and surprised unsuspecting guests when he suddenly emerged from the shadows. Never smiling or speaking, the demon simply just stared. Sexy and unsettling, indeed. 

It was a Maxim masquerade to remember. Mister French opens on November 18, find more information here.