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One in an occasional series of dispatches from parties you should have crashed.
Event: 1960s-esque Andy Warhol "Factory Party," Wednesday night.
Site: Renaissance M Street Hotel.
Cause: The nice folks from Martini & Rossi and Capitol File lobbying us to drink their vermouth, read their magazine.
Draw: Display of vintage 1950s M&R ads drawn by Warhol, before he was Warhol.
Real draw: Once upon a time, a shrewd urban party-hopper could drink and nosh free almost any night, thanks to the largess of swank hotels, luxury-goods producers and glossy magazines. Now these industries -- like so, so many -- are in big trouble, so ..... get your drink on before it all vanishes.
Crowd: Random pretty people dressed gamely mod-ishly -- ascots, bangs, minis, tights.
Bar: Open! Very sweet vermouth cocktails.
Anachronistic eye candy: Cocktail waitresses dressed as Marilyn Monroe (well, Warhol did paint her) and a hippie chick in headband and go-go boots (did anyone not on "Laugh-In" ever wear that combo?).
Gift bag: None. Warhol-style faux-silkscreen glamour pics for guests to remember the night.
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