Recording artist and philanthropist, Sir Ivan hosted a Royal Tea Dance Party at his dazzling 15,000-square-foot castle in Water Mill on Saturday, August 22nd. Over 600 friends and music fans attended the epic party, which celebrated his new anti-bullying anthem and music video, Billboard hit “Kiss All The Bullies Goodbye,” featuring Taylor Dayne and produced by Paul Oakenfold.
Sir Ivan transformed his medieval style Castle into a large disco flashing rainbow light show, as he was inspired by the White House, which was lit in rainbow colors after the Supreme Court’s decision on Marriage Equality. One of the many highlights of the evening was Sir Ivan’s grand entrance in a leather biker cape embellished with a Swarovski encrusted peace sign, riding an Ironhorse Tejas custom-made chopper motorcycle into his castle through the jammed dance floor. The grand entrance was followed by a performance of his new song, which the crowd went absolutely wild for.
The sensational party celebrated The night, which also served as a thank you to supporters of his charity, The Peaceman Foundation, featured a 5-hour set from Vienna’s Life Ball Resident DJ Sin Morera and unceasing dancing from 28 world-class professional hustle and Latin hustle dancers from Stepping Out Studios.
VIP’s who donned Village People inspired costumes for the occasion included singer Pras from The Fugees, singer Aaron Paul, grandson of Omar Sharif and LGBT activist, Omar Sharif Jr., businessman Marc Leder, journalist Michael Musto, androgynous model Rain Dove and Calvin Klein model Harmony Boucher, “Orange is the New Black” actress Farrah Krenek, actor Colin Asercion and The Village People’s former “Cowboy” himself Randy Jones.
In the battle against bullying, Sir Ivan and his Peaceman Foundation have donated over $200,000 to 10 non-profit organizations that combat bullying including: It Gets Better Project; the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Educational Network (GLSEN); the Born This Way Foundation; Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center; Parents & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG); Stomp Out Bullying; Campus Pride; Love is Louder/The Jed Foundation, the Anti–Defamation League and The Trevor Project. The music video for “Kiss All The Bullies Goodbye” was directed by MTV and BET award winning director Erik White, and net proceeds from video views, song streams, and downloads will be donated to anti-bullying initiatives.