The doormen were tough, the crowd outside was eager, and the guests that did make it inside were thirsty. It was quite a scene at Document Journal’s 5th anniversary party, hosted by editor-in-chief and founder Nick Vogelson, at The Gramercy Hotel’s Rose Bar. The cult-favorite indie mag was also celebrating its 10th issue and hosted an intimate dinner ahead of the party with VIP guests like Mario Sorrenti, Mary Frey, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Freja Beha Erichsen, Terry Richardson, Saskia de Brauw, Sander Lak, Lili Sumner, Grace Hartzel, DeRay Mckesson, Olivier Rizzo, MoMA’s Roxana Marcoci, Shayne Oliver, Fashion Director Sarah Richardson, Jason Wu, Raf Simons, and Grace Coddington.
Later on, as guests swarmed anxiously into the Rose Bar, the room seemed to fill with everyone in the industry from photographers and stylists to publicists and writers. Some guests could be seen climbing on top of stools to make their presence known to the very busy bartenders. Even Coddington wanted to keep the party going and was seen making her way through the crowd as the evening neared midnight. To say it was the place to be would be putting it mildly.