Kanye West Makes It Rain Cash Money At VMan At The Mondrian Hotel

by Mara Siegler · February 16, 2011

[All images Via Billy Farrell]

Whoever said "mo money, mo problems," was dead wrong. More money just means more fun. And last night at VMan's celeb-packed party at the Mondrian Soho, guests had plenty of fun as fake Kanye/VMan dollars rained from the disco ball-adorned ceiling along with $5,000 in cold, hard authentic cash.


Guests had some idea of what to expect. Some magazines of the VMan issue featuring Kanye West are full of cash and even the party invite came with a crisp Washington in it. [Image Via]

Forget appearance fees-this, Belvedere cocktails and the promise of an epic good time, drew celebs and fashion elite alike. Some big names of the night included:  Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean,  Keri Hilson, Alexander Wang, Italo Zucchelli, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Fabiola Beracasa, Genevieve Jones, Nary Manivong, Harley Viera- Newton, Bryanboy,  Sky Ferreira, DJ Kiss, Vera Wang, Chromeo,  Sean Avery, Zoe Kravitz, Leigh Lezark, Brad Goreski...and more.

Derek Blasberg, Marjorie Gubelmann, Vera Wang, Evan Lysacek

Sean Lennon

Marika Sterling, Genevieve Jones


Chelsea Leyland, Andrew Bevan

Alexander Wang fresh from his own party at his new Grand Street Soho store.

Todd Eberle, Sean MacPherson, Rachelle Hruska

Lady Bunny on the decks

Visionaire's Cecilia Dean, Stephen Gan

And the man of the hour himself, Kanye West.

A rumor had been floating all day that Kanye would perform so his arrival set off a Twitter storm of anticipation:

@NYNightlife "Kanye West at Imperial No. 9 at the @MondrianSoHo for the VMAN event tonight. I'm predicting THIS is the party he performs at during #NYFW"

@nydnfashion "Crowd at #vman party anxiously awaiting rumored Kanye West performance #nyfw"

So when it didn't happen, you would think the crowd would be upset. Not so. They chose the opportune time to drop the money.

Marco Brambilla, Kanye West

@elinsvahn "It's raining $$ at the vman party"

@nytimesfashion VMAN party blasts $1k over dancefloor."

@AROCKSNYC "#VMAN party @MondrianSoHo was off the charts !!! Thousands REAL dollars flying everywhere thanks to @kanyewest !!!! #NYFW"

@jezebeljenna "Um. I take back any criticism, implied or otherwise, of the VMan party. Kanye is here, and they just blew $1 bills through the air. #nyfw"

@JenneLombardo "My friend made $72 last night at @vmagazine........I missed the money drop though.Was busy cutting the bathroom line."