Although the Limelight closed its doors as a nightclub as recently as 2007, its place in the pantheon of New York nightlife was secured long ago. The September 2015 issue of W fondly looks back on the era that gave birth to the Limelight and other nightclubs in a story photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and styled by Edward Enninful. At the eye of this dancehall hurricane is none other than Anna Cleveland, who no matter how deep the sea of bodies rises above all and sundry. Anna opens the story dramatically bent backwards in the midst of dance floor ecstasy. The story dispenses with formalities by opening with a shot in which Anna is wearing a strong red lip with sky blue eyeshadow and golden bralette and necklace, both by Moschino. The party really takes off, however when Anna (pictured) is shown wearing Versace and riding a disco ball on the dance floor. Elsewhere Meghan Collison, Karolin Wolter, and Pyper America also feature alongside Anna to make this a truly sensational party, one that belongs firmly back in the limelight.

Please visit wmag.com to see this story in full.

Credits include: Publication, W September 2015; Title, “Back in the Limelight”; Photography, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott; Styling, Edward Enninful; Hair, Shay Ashual at Art Partner; Makeup, Yadim for Maybelline; Manicure, Michelle Saunders for Essie at Celestine Agency.

Anna Cleveland with Meghan Collison & Karolin Wolter | W September 2015 (Photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)

Anna Cleveland with Meghan Collison & Karolin Wolter | W September 2015 (Photography: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott)