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ATOMIC Magazine said goodbye to Old Man Winter last week with a Vintage Lingerie Party at Opaline, a sultry subterranean restaurant and lounge in Manhattan’s East Village. The three hour event on March 7, 2000 featured swing music by Philadelphia DJ Smilin’ Buddha Joe; free vodka cocktails, compliments of Grey Goose Vodka; and a vintage lingerie fashion show.

The party's theme was inspired by the seven-page vintage lingerie spread in the current issue of ATOMIC Magazine, photographed by Bill Phelps. "We wanted to do something special to celebrate our Winter issue and also the coming of Spring. What better way to welcome the warm weather than by taking it all off!" commented Editor and Co-publisher Leslie Rosenberg.

The event attracted guests from several major advertising agencies and photography studios, as well as publications like the New York Times, SHOUT magazine, and The Village Voice. The ten minute fashion show was the highlight of the evening, as seven local swing girls (and one gutsy guy) strutted their stuff across the stage in an array of sultry underthings provided by Atomic Passion and Alice Underground. The real-life models proved that lingerie was made for curves, and the crowd loved every lustful minute.

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