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Pop Life: Los Super Elegantes

The scene: downtown Los Angeles, summer 2002. Milena Muzquiz and Martiniano Lopez-Crozet, aka Los Super Elegantes, are crashing the VIP opening of the Warhol retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lopez-Crozet has a hairdresser friend who’s styling models that are supposed to dance around the dinner and “make it look like the Factory.” “We go in the service entrance pretending to be hairdressers too,” Muzquiz relates. “We’re given these wristbands, which Marti and I assume signify we’re hairdressers. So we take them off and become regular guests and get some champagne. We’re socializing; we know people; and I’m trying to explain to Marti who Charlize Theron is. At this point everyone just assumes we’re supposed to be there—obviously.” After dinner, LA art-world impresario Irving Blum takes the podium and announces that a few Andy intimates will speak, including Dennis Hopper and

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