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Best after party ever? Dancing and DJs with violins keep Louvre bash going into early morning hours

Best after party ever? Dancing, DJs & violins keep Louvre bash going

Louvre after party Gela Nash-Taylor and Hamish Bowles June 2013
Gela Nash Taylor and Hamish Bowles Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Elizabeth Petersen and Henry Richardson on the dance floor
Hamish Bowles, from left, Elizabeth Petersen and Henry Richardson bust a move. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre party woman smoking
A woman takes a cigarette break. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Meghan Thrash and cat
Meghan Thrash visits with Richelieu, the house cat. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party unidentified man, Derek Blasberg, Bianca Brandolini, June 2013
Unidentified man, Derek Blasberg and Bianca Brandolini share a laugh. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Mark Sullivan and Diane Lokey Farb June 2013
Mark Sullivan and Diane Lokey Farb Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Judith Oudt, Caroline Starry Leblanc, unidentified men
Judith Oudt, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and unidentified men Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Andrew Echols, Rebecca Mitchell Carcelle, Stephane Gerschel
Andrew Echols, Rebecca Mitchell Carcelle, Stephane Gerschel Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Greggory Burk and Pat Burk June 2013
Greggory Burk, Pat Burk Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Becca Cason Thrash, Giambattista Valli, Meghan Thrash June 2013
Becca Cason Thrash, Giambattista Valli, Meghan Thrash Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Cafe Marly exterior
Cafe Marly glows in the dark Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Alan Benz and Sallymoon Benz June 2013
Alan Benz, Sallymoon Benz Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party  Fady Armanious and Hallie Vanderhider June 2013
 Fady Armanious dips Hallie Vanderhider on the dance floor Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Jamie Creel with Joyce Echols and Melissa Mithoff
Jamie Creel, Melissa Mithoff, Joyce Echols Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Pat Burk and Gary Petersen July 2013
Pat Burk, Gary Petersen Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Kip Forbes and Charlotte Forbes
Kip Forbes, Charlotte Forbes Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Louvre after party Gela Nash-Taylor and Hamish Bowles June 2013
Louvre after party Elizabeth Petersen and Henry Richardson on the dance floor
Louvre party woman smoking
Louvre after party Meghan Thrash and cat
Louvre after party unidentified man, Derek Blasberg, Bianca Brandolini, June 2013
Louvre after party Mark Sullivan and Diane Lokey Farb June 2013
Louvre after party Judith Oudt, Caroline Starry Leblanc, unidentified men
Louvre after party Andrew Echols, Rebecca Mitchell Carcelle, Stephane Gerschel
Louvre after party Greggory Burk and Pat Burk June 2013
Louvre after party Becca Cason Thrash, Giambattista Valli, Meghan Thrash June 2013
Louvre after party Cafe Marly exterior
Louvre after party Alan Benz and Sallymoon Benz June 2013
Louvre after party  Fady Armanious and Hallie Vanderhider June 2013
Louvre after party Jamie Creel with Joyce Echols and Melissa Mithoff
Louvre after party Pat Burk and Gary Petersen July 2013
Louvre after party Kip Forbes and Charlotte Forbes

PARIS — You would think that after three days of nonstop social events, those attending Liaisons au Louvre Trois would adjourn to their hotel rooms after Diana Ross finished her performance under the Louvre pyramid just after midnight last Wednesday and get some well-deserved rest.

Mais, non!

Still dressed in tuxes and ballgowns, guests walked along a red carpet in the main courtyard of the famed French museum about 50 yards  to Café Marly, the chic restaurant located under the arcades of the Richelieu wing. They gathered on the terrace overlooking the Pyramid and the Cour Napoleon under a half moon and danced into the early hours of the morning.

 “We’ve decided we’re only going to parties thrown by Texans,” vbeauté founder Julie Macklowe told Women's Wear Daily. "They're the most fun." 

 Not surprisingly, the Houston contingent led the way, busting moves on the dance floor to the nonstop tunes from The Dolls, a New York DJ duo that's a favorite of the fashion crowd. DJ Mia Moretti mixes current tracks from the likes of Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs with classic tunes from the Bee Gees, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson while Caitlin Moe plays the electronic violin on selected songs.

Leading the way were Henry Richardson, Fady Armanious, Diane Lokey Farb with Mark Sullivan, Renée Lewis Cary, Melissa Mithoff, Joyce Echols, Greggory Burk, Hallie Vanderhider, Cerón and Elizabeth Petersen.

The Texans' enthusiasm was so contagious that they were joined on the dance floor by a host of New Yorkers, including Hamish Bowles and Julie Macklowe, along with the young New Orleans duo of Grace Catherine Cary and Rives Cary and a swarm of titled Europeans.

“We’ve decided we’re only going to parties thrown by Texans,” Macklowe told Women's Wear Daily. “They’re the most fun.”

After the party finally broke up around 6 a.m., a number of Houstonians headed to the bar at Hotel Le Bristol bar and tuned into the epic Game 6 of the NBA finals between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat via satellite dish.

Alas, the party really was over.