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Homer-erotic: Inside birthday bash of star party planner held in the ruins of a Greek temple with Paris Hilton, Duran Duran, scantily-clad socialites and Stephen Schwarzman (dressed as Ari Onasis)

  • Bronson Van Wyck held his annual birthday bash in Mykonos over the weekend, choosing the ruins of a Greek temple as the venue to celebrate turning 43
  • Paris Hilton, Christine and Steven Schwarzman, Vanessa Getty, Indre Rockfeller and the mother and sister of the birthday boy were on hand for the event
  • Van Wyck grew up in Northern Arkansas and attended Yale, working for the State Department and later in Los Angeles as a set designer before founding his company 
  • Out Mom Out star Jill Kargman was also at the event, and both she and her husband donned a leather linothorax and eyeliner, while the birthday boy went as Dionysus and draped himself in grapes
  • This is just the latest over-the-top birthday bash for Van Wyck, who in 2015 hosted a Bal des Sauvages in New York City  

By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com

Published: 11:16 EDT, 10 July 2018 | Updated: 12:18 EDT, 10 July 2018

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Party planner Bronson Van Wyck celebrated his birthday over the weekend with a bacchanal bash in Mykonos that drew out a very A-list crowd of very scantily-clad guests.

Paris Hilton, Vanessa Getty and Indre Rockfeller were among the togaed throng who turned out for the bash, which was held inside the ruins of a local temple.

There was not an abundance of food and plenty of drink at the dionysian affair, which all capped off with performances from Flo Rida and Duran Duran.

Performer Simon Le Bon was one of the few men who kept his Achilles heel hidden as he performed in jeans and tee-shirt, while wife Yasmin got into the spirit of things by dressing as Helen of Troy.

The best look of the night however may have been billionaire Steven Schwarzman, who chose to forgo the suggested Homeric attire and and instead dressed up like another billionaire - the late, Greek, shipping magnate Aristsole Onasis.

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Hungry like the wolf: Bronson Van Wyck (left with Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon)held his annual birthday bash in Mykonos over the weekend, choosing the ruins of a Greek temple as the venue for the event
Hungry like the wolf: Bronson Van Wyck (left with Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon)held his annual birthday bash in Mykonos over the weekend, choosing the ruins of a Greek temple as the venue for the event

Hungry like the wolf: Bronson Van Wyck (left with Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon)held his annual birthday bash in Mykonos over the weekend, choosing the ruins of a Greek temple as the venue for the event

War monger: Among the guests at the birthday bash were Paris Hilton (above with fellow guests), who shares a name with the prince responsible for starting the Trojan War in Homer's The Illiad 
War monger: Among the guests at the birthday bash were Paris Hilton (above with fellow guests), who shares a name with the prince responsible for starting the Trojan War in Homer's The Illiad 

War monger: Among the guests at the birthday bash were Paris Hilton (above with fellow guests), who shares a name with the prince responsible for starting the Trojan War in Homer's The Illiad 

Showtime at the Apollo: Leather was popular among the men and a few of the women, with Odd Mom Out star Jill Kargman (center) opting to wear a linothorax while Peter wish (left) and Douglas Friedman (right) had more of a Fulton Street vibe
Showtime at the Apollo: Leather was popular among the men and a few of the women, with Odd Mom Out star Jill Kargman (center) opting to wear a linothorax while Peter wish (left) and Douglas Friedman (right) had more of a Fulton Street vibe

Showtime at the Apollo: Leather was popular among the men and a few of the women, with Odd Mom Out star Jill Kargman (center) opting to wear a linothorax while Peter wish (left) and Douglas Friedman (right) had more of a Fulton Street vibe

Oracles: A glittering Vanessa Getty (left) later posed in a shot with her futuristic pals Friedman and Wish (on right)
Oracles: A glittering Vanessa Getty (left) later posed in a shot with her futuristic pals Friedman and Wish (on right)

Oracles: A glittering Vanessa Getty (left) later posed in a shot with her futuristic pals Friedman and Wish (on right)

Bacchae or bust: Former fashion editor and dancer Indre Rockefeller (left) and her husband Justin (right) were on hand for the event in Mykonos
Bacchae or bust: Former fashion editor and dancer Indre Rockefeller (left) and her husband Justin (right) were on hand for the event in Mykonos

Bacchae or bust: Former fashion editor and dancer Indre Rockefeller (left) and her husband Justin (right) were on hand for the event in Mykonos

Billionaire boys club: Steven Schwarzman (on right with a fellow guest)  dressed like Aristotle Onasis at the event
Billionaire boys club: Steven Schwarzman (on right with a fellow guest)  dressed like Aristotle Onasis at the event

Billionaire boys club: Steven Schwarzman (on right with a fellow guest)  dressed like Aristotle Onasis at the event

Party-thenon: Lucy Sykes Rellie (center) and her husband Euan (right) were joined by Christian Leone (second left), Karen Larrain (second right) and Daniel Urzedo (left), who was clad in sweatpants
Party-thenon: Lucy Sykes Rellie (center) and her husband Euan (right) were joined by Christian Leone (second left), Karen Larrain (second right) and Daniel Urzedo (left), who was clad in sweatpants

Party-thenon: Lucy Sykes Rellie (center) and her husband Euan (right) were joined by Christian Leone (second left), Karen Larrain (second right) and Daniel Urzedo (left), who was clad in sweatpants

Van Wyck founded his eponymous event production with his mother Mary Lynn in 1999, and soon after his sister Mimi joined as a partner.

The company has planned a number of A-list bashes and weddings, with clients including Beyonce, Madonna, and former presidents Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton.

He is a descendant of Robert A. Van Wyck, a former New York mayor who now had the misfortune of having his name attached to the often congested expressway that connects John F Kennedy Airport in Queens to the rest of the city.

Van Wyck grew up in Arkansas however, and after attending Yale accepted a job in Washington DC with the State Department where he handled protocol, which is why in addition to former heads of state here in the US his roster of clients includes many an ambassador and foreign dignitary.

It was then off to Hollywood for a few years designing sets before his return to New York City and the creation of Van Wyck & Van Wyck. 

For his own bash he opted to dress like Dionysius himself, wearing a green toga that had grapes dripping down the front, as well as a crown that was bursting with the berries.  

His mother and sister were also among the guests this weekend, as was actress and writer Jill Kargman, who along with her husband Harry got very much in the spirit of the night. 

The fall of Troy: Paris did not post any photos from the party, but did share her look in an Instagram post plugging her hotel which was tagged and hashtagged throughout the post (above)
The fall of Troy: Paris did not post any photos from the party, but did share her look in an Instagram post plugging her hotel which was tagged and hashtagged throughout the post (above)

The fall of Troy: Paris did not post any photos from the party, but did share her look in an Instagram post plugging her hotel which was tagged and hashtagged throughout the post (above)

Dionysus et co: Van Wyck was joined by his business partners and family for the event, with sister Mimi (left) and mother Mary (right) among the guests
Dionysus et co: Van Wyck was joined by his business partners and family for the event, with sister Mimi (left) and mother Mary (right) among the guests

Dionysus et co: Van Wyck was joined by his business partners and family for the event, with sister Mimi (left) and mother Mary (right) among the guests

Odyssey: Meredith Melling Burke (above with husband Zachary Iscol) partied at the event while her friends and former co-workers attended the nuptials of Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer 
Odyssey: Meredith Melling Burke (above with husband Zachary Iscol) partied at the event while her friends and former co-workers attended the nuptials of Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer 

Odyssey: Meredith Melling Burke (above with husband Zachary Iscol) partied at the event while her friends and former co-workers attended the nuptials of Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer 

Deities and DJs: Bradford Shellhammer (left) and Getty (second left) pose up with some of the other togaed attendees over the weekend
Deities and DJs: Bradford Shellhammer (left) and Getty (second left) pose up with some of the other togaed attendees over the weekend

Deities and DJs: Bradford Shellhammer (left) and Getty (second left) pose up with some of the other togaed attendees over the weekend

Titanesses and Titan: Gigi Mortimer, Danielle Ganek, Electra Toub, Carole Mack and Sara Ayres (left to right) posed with Mortimer's husband 
Titanesses and Titan: Gigi Mortimer, Danielle Ganek, Electra Toub, Carole Mack and Sara Ayres (left to right) posed with Mortimer's husband 

Titanesses and Titan: Gigi Mortimer, Danielle Ganek, Electra Toub, Carole Mack and Sara Ayres (left to right) posed with Mortimer's husband 

The storm stirs: Lydia Fenet and Maggie Borner enjoy the wind and fog as they dance the night away inside the Greek ruins (above)
The storm stirs: Lydia Fenet and Maggie Borner enjoy the wind and fog as they dance the night away inside the Greek ruins (above)

The storm stirs: Lydia Fenet and Maggie Borner enjoy the wind and fog as they dance the night away inside the Greek ruins (above)

Fresh hell: Tini Cochran went as the Goddess of Spring Persephone (left), while her kohl-rimmed partner dressed as Hades (right) 
Fresh hell: Tini Cochran went as the Goddess of Spring Persephone (left), while her kohl-rimmed partner dressed as Hades (right) 

Fresh hell: Tini Cochran went as the Goddess of Spring Persephone (left), while her kohl-rimmed partner dressed as Hades (right) 

'Dionysus hath smiled upon us! Thank you @bronsonvanwyck for the best #homeric bacchinal of this Artemesia’a life. Duran Duran hits against the cliffs and was f***ing Mount Olympus itself,' wrote Kargman on Instagram.

She then included photos of both herself and her husband, who proved to be the night's best sport wearing a leather linothorax and lots of eyeliner just like his wife.

Getty and Hilton chose more glittering looks, opting for dresses made of chain metal that they showed off on social media.

There was no photo of Hilton at the party on her Instagram, but she did pose a glimpse of her look in what appeared to be a post promoting the hotel in Mykonos that was providing her with lodging for the event.

Lucy Sykes Rellie and her husband Euan were not shy about sharing photos from the party however, posting a combined total of 12 photos from the evening.

These included both husband and wife in their traditional togas, which Euan added some sparkle to with gold glitter on his face.

Zeuses not muses: A silver-faced Bradford Shellhammer, who founded Fab.com and now works for eBay, posted a group shot with Ryan Brown and Mark Silver (above)
Zeuses not muses: A silver-faced Bradford Shellhammer, who founded Fab.com and now works for eBay, posted a group shot with Ryan Brown and Mark Silver (above)

Zeuses not muses: A silver-faced Bradford Shellhammer, who founded Fab.com and now works for eBay, posted a group shot with Ryan Brown and Mark Silver (above)

Sacrificial lamb: Nick Colletti, Jackson Sheehan, James Bundy, Ana Dalanora and Dominic Venton (left to right) prepare for battle
Sacrificial lamb: Nick Colletti, Jackson Sheehan, James Bundy, Ana Dalanora and Dominic Venton (left to right) prepare for battle

Sacrificial lamb: Nick Colletti, Jackson Sheehan, James Bundy, Ana Dalanora and Dominic Venton (left to right) prepare for battle

Paris is burning: Hilton later posed with with one of the Caten brothers (above), who are behind the popular fashion label DSquared 
Paris is burning: Hilton later posed with with one of the Caten brothers (above), who are behind the popular fashion label DSquared 

Paris is burning: Hilton later posed with with one of the Caten brothers (above), who are behind the popular fashion label DSquared 

Down from Olympus: Yasmin Le Bon (center) got in the spirit of the event while posing up with Dean and Dan Caten over the weekend 
Down from Olympus: Yasmin Le Bon (center) got in the spirit of the event while posing up with Dean and Dan Caten over the weekend 

Down from Olympus: Yasmin Le Bon (center) got in the spirit of the event while posing up with Dean and Dan Caten over the weekend 

Sirens: The Caten brothers (above) had been seen visiting Lindsay Lohan at her nearby club earlier in the week, making the most of their trip
Sirens: The Caten brothers (above) had been seen visiting Lindsay Lohan at her nearby club earlier in the week, making the most of their trip

Sirens: The Caten brothers (above) had been seen visiting Lindsay Lohan at her nearby club earlier in the week, making the most of their trip

Queer eye for the Aegean guy: Jorge Cott (center) is flanked by Jamie Jimenez (left) and Quinn Pofahl (right)
Queer eye for the Aegean guy: Jorge Cott (center) is flanked by Jamie Jimenez (left) and Quinn Pofahl (right)

Queer eye for the Aegean guy: Jorge Cott (center) is flanked by Jamie Jimenez (left) and Quinn Pofahl (right)

Hephaestion nation: Personal trainers Killian (left) and Alexis (right) showed off their toned and tanned physiques at the party
Hephaestion nation: Personal trainers Killian (left) and Alexis (right) showed off their toned and tanned physiques at the party

Hephaestion nation: Personal trainers Killian (left) and Alexis (right) showed off their toned and tanned physiques at the party

Alexis-ander the Great:'Thank you @bronsonvanwyck for this amazing party — fabulous just like you,' wrote Alexis on Instagram after the party
Alexis-ander the Great:'Thank you @bronsonvanwyck for this amazing party — fabulous just like you,' wrote Alexis on Instagram after the party

Alexis-ander the Great:'Thank you @bronsonvanwyck for this amazing party — fabulous just like you,' wrote Alexis on Instagram after the party

Another duo who posted multiple shots from the birthday were the svelte Candadian design duo of Dan and Dean Caten.

The twins behind DSquared had been visiting Lindsay Lohan at her her nearby club a few days before the bash, and on Saturday night showed off their very slender frames in togas that left little to the imagination. 

Gigi Mortimer, whose son Topper recently wed designer Tabitha Simmons, was at the bash, as was sugar baron Pepe Fanjul and his wife Emilia. 

Christina Schwarzman, who hosted their year's Met Ball alongside her husband, was also on hand as was former Vogue editor Meredith Melling Burke. 

Kiss from Eros: Kargman plants a kiss on the birthday boy, who will celebrate 20 years in business next year after founding his company in 1999
Kiss from Eros: Kargman plants a kiss on the birthday boy, who will celebrate 20 years in business next year after founding his company in 1999

Kiss from Eros: Kargman plants a kiss on the birthday boy, who will celebrate 20 years in business next year after founding his company in 1999

Posing with Perses: Kargman gets her claws out to pose for a photo alongside a friend at the event (above), which was a multimillion dollar affair
Posing with Perses: Kargman gets her claws out to pose for a photo alongside a friend at the event (above), which was a multimillion dollar affair

Posing with Perses: Kargman gets her claws out to pose for a photo alongside a friend at the event (above), which was a multimillion dollar affair

Cerberus, but make it fashion: Kargman (above)has been enjoying a family holiday in Greece with her husband for the past week 
Cerberus, but make it fashion: Kargman (above)has been enjoying a family holiday in Greece with her husband for the past week 

Cerberus, but make it fashion: Kargman (above)has been enjoying a family holiday in Greece with her husband for the past week 

Grecian gaggle: Harry Kargman, Hailey Lustig, Alexis Mintz, Stephen Prince and Michael Torkin (left to right) show off their carefully thought out costumes
Grecian gaggle: Harry Kargman, Hailey Lustig, Alexis Mintz, Stephen Prince and Michael Torkin (left to right) show off their carefully thought out costumes

Grecian gaggle: Harry Kargman, Hailey Lustig, Alexis Mintz, Stephen Prince and Michael Torkin (left to right) show off their carefully thought out costumes

Interior. Leather bar: Kargman hangs with some more leather-clad attendees at the party including Kofi Yankey (second left) in her Úna Burke look
Interior. Leather bar: Kargman hangs with some more leather-clad attendees at the party including Kofi Yankey (second left) in her Úna Burke look

Interior. Leather bar: Kargman hangs with some more leather-clad attendees at the party including Kofi Yankey (second left) in her Úna Burke look

Their presence in Mykonos rather than back in New York suggested that they did not make the cut for the big wedding of Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Shaffer and her Italian husband Francesco Carrozzini.

He is also of Vogue lineage, with his late mother Franca Sozzani presiding over Vogue Italia prior to her death in 2016 after a year spent battling an unknown illness.

Socialite Lydia Fenet, photographer Douglas Friedman and publicist Peggy Siegal were also all in attendance at the party, 

Friendman and his partner, Nike brand director Peter Wish, also provided their own take on the theme by dressing a Grecian space gladiators. 

This is just the latest over-the-top birthday bash for Van Wyck, who turned 43 this year.

To celebrate turning 40 back in 2015 he hosted a Bal des Sauvages on New York City's Upper East Side, a little over 600 years after the first was held in Paris back in 1393 by King Charles VI of France. 

Luckily for Van Wyck, no one was set to fire at that bash, which drew out the likes of Julia Koch, Tamara Mellon and Michael Ovitz, Candice Bergen and Martha Stewart.  

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