Vegas brings out the "go big or go home" in everybody, from mild-mannered convention-goers, to mild-mannered degenerate gamblers, to...clothing designers? If not, then how do you explain Christian Audigier, opening this weekend
The guy behind Ed Hardy has teamed up with the Pure nightclub group to class up Treasure Island with LV's stylingest club -- an impressive move from a casino best known for its shivering timbers. The intimate-for-Vegas, multi-tiered space features VIP booths up top, overlooking a dance floor that leads down to a sunken black pebblestone bar; the whole thing's done up goth-elegant, with skulls, roses, crystals, red velvet walls, brass dance poles, black glass chandeliers, and faux-croc leather seating designed to resist piercings from spiked heels/hooks. There's also an expanded outdoor patio overlooking a small waterway, offering an outstanding view of the Strip, and serving as a de facto front-row seat to the late-night "Sirens of TI" show: "a 17th Century clash between...beautiful, tempting sirens and a band of renegade pirates" sure to amp up your excitement, ardour, and curiosity as to what it takes for a pirate to be declared renegade.
Booze includes Audigier's own line of wines and champagnes in one-of-a-kind designer bottles, but the most impressive liquid displays are two 1,000-gallon tanks holding mesmerizing jellyfish -- seemingly mild-mannered invertebrates whose Vegas motto is "Go big, or I will sting you, and you'll have to pee on yourself".