Inside Benedikt Taschen's Birthday At Il Covo With Uncle Terry

by Emily Green · February 15, 2011

Yesterday we broke the story that the former Orso will reopen as Il Covo once they've perfected the menu. But thanks to Uncle Terry, we can get a first glimpse inside the restaurant with photos from Benedikt Taschen's private birthday party there on Saturday night.

The publishing giant drew an eclectic crowd of famous faces for his 50th, including Udo Kier, Will Ferrell, Pamela Anderson, David LaChapelle, Mike Kelley, Jacqueline Bisset, Nicky Butler, Dian Hanson, Jeff Groening, Matt Groening, Lisa Eisner, Matthias Vriens-McGrath, Bernie Yuman, and Dita Von Teese who we hear jumped out of the birthday cake. Get a look inside Il Covo with Terry and which guests tried on his glasses at the birthday party.

Terry Richardson, Benedikt’s kids, Benedikt Jr, Marlene and Charlotte.

Terry Richardson, Udo Kier

Nicky Butler, Jacqueline Bisset

Terry Richardson, Jacqueline Bisset

Terry Richardson, Lisa Eisner

Jeffrey Deitch, China Chow

Mike Kelley, Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson, Terry Richardson

Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell, Terry Richardson

Benedict Taschen

Dita Von Teese

Terry Richardson, David LaChapelle, Udo Kier

[All photos by Terry Richardson via]