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Title: The art of parties
Source: Record Mirror
Publish date: July 7 1984

IT’S MIDSUMMER and all good pop decadents can be found coming to the aid of the party: where OTT behaviour, conspicuous consumption of the good life and lots of money are the order of the day. On the right Richard Branson christens his Virgin Atlantic Airways by inviting 170 hacks and celebs on its maiden voyage (see the League Of Gentlemen for more details); seen here obviously enjoying Virgin hospitality at NY’s hip Area Club are Steve Strange, August Darnell, Jenny Belle Star and Holly Johnson…

Meanwhile, on the left, the Thompson Twins celebrate their ongoing rack momentum with a Great Gatsby-style shindig at Victor Lownes’ Stocks country club. Estimated cost? A cool twenty grand…