Known for his larger than life persona, hair guru Somsak Chalachol decided to revive his annual birthday party after having refrained for the past few years, and this year's bash pulled out all the stops with a retro Saturday Night Fever theme. The idea was apparently dropped by friends over a casual lunch, and invitations were soon issued over the social network depicting Somsak in John Travolta's famous disco pose, complete with white three-piece suit.
The party to mark Somsak's 56th birthday was planned on a small scale in the Pimarnman Room, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. The guests who made their way through the lobby of the hotel in 70s-80s disco-themed outfits _ featuring Afro wigs, sequinned tops, flared trousers, mini skirts and boots _ were obviously not heading for the wedding in the ballroom. But no one was more outlandish that the birthday boy himself, dressed in white diamante shirt, white flared trousers with glittering appliques, sparkling rhinestone sunglasses and a golden cape that captured a mix between John Travolta, Elvis Presley and Liberace.
Guests had been encouraged not to bring gifts, but to instead donate to one of Somsak's three favourite charities: Somsak for Somsak Project, Hall for Education Project, and Ban Huay Sua Thao (Chao Korkaew Upatham) School in Mae Hong Son.
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