The Miley Cyrus VMA, European Music Awards, feminist, bleached eyebrows, and riding-naked-on-a-wrecking-ball hysteria has overwhelmed the media, and the singer will undoubtedly create new headlines as she celebrates her 21st birthday. Attendees can expect a “sex dungeon” and go-go dancers at tonight’s party, because why the hell not. She’ll also be taking over MTV on Sunday for eight hours of tongue-wagging shenanigans. The celebratory weekend will surely be one in a long line of memorable celebrity shindigs — ten of which we revisited for your amusement, below.
Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium launch party
Andy Warhol regretted not being able to attend Yves Saint Laurent’s “big, glamorous YSL Opium party,” which should tell you just how ridiculous and amazing the million-dollar affair was. To celebrate the launch of his new fragrance in 1978, which created controversy amongst Chinese-American groups and was banned in several countries, the designer threw an exotic yacht party in New York City. More than 800 people attended, including Diana Vreeland, Cher, and Truman Capote. Guests were greeted by a 1,000-pound Buddha, Chinese temples, the sweet smell of 2,000 Hawaiian orchids, and fireworks.