The buzz at the “Studio 54” screening at Ian Schrager’s Public hotel on the Lower East Side was the whereabouts of the infamous Dupont twins.
The twins, who grew up Robert and Richard Lasko, gave themselves the tonier Dupont name as teenagers when they befriended Andy Warhol and were regulars at Studio 54.
But neither attended Thursday’s screening or after-party, even though Robert appears in the documentary.
Robert, who had been sober for a decade, was at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., after falling off the wagon and suffering a nervous breakdown.
Richard told me Robert, who lives in NYC, was heartbroken from a two-month bad romance with a hunky Ford model, during which he squandered hundreds of thousands of dollars he’d made in art-dealing commissions.
“He was suicidal and spent four days in Lenox Hill Hospital, but he survived,” Richard said. “I’m so relieved.” Richard bought his brother a plane ticket to LA so Robert could enter rehab near Richard’s home in Palm Springs.
The twins missed partying with co-host Robert De Niro, Ansel Elgort, Maggie Q, Dylan McDermott and models Helena Christensen, Elsa Hosk and Georgia Fowler.
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