July 18 2016

Questions of Time with Nightlife Legend Susanne Bartsch

New York-Checking In
2016 marks the 30th year of Susanne Bartsch’s reign as the Queen of New York nightlife. As befits her legendary stature as grande dame and fashion icon extraordinaire, 2015 saw the opening of her fantastical retrospective “The World of Susanne Bartsch” at FIT, and 2016 brings the possibility of a full-scale documentary on her inimitable life. 

From the time of her first party in 1986 to her present palace On Top, every Tuesday at Le Bain, a lot has changed. Or has it? After making a regal cameo in our Standard Time video, we checked in with Her Royal Highness to find out what’s changed, what’s stayed the same, and how time is, or is not, a factor. 
The Standard
What time do you wake up?   
I made my life so I hardly ever have to set an alarm clock...between 9am and 11:30am. It depends if I worked the night before. 

Favorite time of day?      
Midnight. 

How does one know when it’s time to go out?     
When you’re feeling your look, baby. 

How do you know when it’s time to leave the party?  
When you score. Lol. 

What’s something you’ll do at any time, no questions asked?  
Dance my ass off. 

Preferred way to waste time?    
Chit-chat and convo. 

What makes you impatient?    
Ignorance. 

What marks the passage of time for you?  
Being a mother. 

Is anything timeless? If so, what?   
Love, Beauty, and Style. 

What’s a song that transports you back to a different time? 
OMG, many songs! "I Wanna Give You Devotion" is one. 

What makes you lose track of time? 
Having an amazing time. 

What would you do if you had more time?  
Travel.