Nikki Haskell turns 80 with Studio 54-themed bash and Bravo stars

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Socialite and Studio 54 regular Nikki Haskell brought back the ’70’s disco heaven for her 80th birthday celebration on Monday night.

Art collector Eugenio Lopez hosted the bash at his Beverly Hills home and the guest list included Melissa Rivers, Candy Spelling, Jacqueline Bisset, Denise Hale, Dennis Basso, Cornelia Guest and the newest “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” star Kathy Hilton.

“Kathy gave a speech and talked about how I gave her her first party at Studio 54 when she was 21. Everyone kept telling me how inspirational I was. I had no idea,” Haskell told Page Six.

Wolfgang Puck catered the dinner, and we’re told Rivers fled the scene before a Joan Rivers drag queen entertained the crowd. Drag superstar Jimmy James sang a medley of disco songs and was followed by female impersonators of Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton and Rivers.

Haskell’s big 80th celebration was a three-party affair that kicked off last week with events at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday, and a second bash at “Million Dollar Listing” star Josh Flagg’s house on Friday.

At the hotel party, Haskell quipped she needed a fire extinguisher to blow out the 80 candles on her cake — and the hotel obliged. General manager Ed Mady delivered her a certificate from the city of Beverly Hills, declaring May 17 Nikki Haskell Day in front of guests Sonja Morgan and Ricky Schroeder.

Flagg and his partner Bobby Boyd transformed their backyard into the famed Saint Tropez Nikki Beach Beach club for Haskell’s second bash. Basso was on the scene and gave a toast about how Haskell discovered him.

“I met him at a liquor store in the [Fire Island] Pines. I said, ‘What do you do?’ He said, ‘I’m a furrier.’ I said, ‘Come with me.’ I did his first fashion show, introduced him to all the girls,” Haskell said.

She added of young Flagg, “He’s the new Perle Mesta of Beverly Hills. He did such a great job. Young kids today do not make an effort. They don’t have that flare that we had in our day of giving great parties and Josh is just carrying the torch. He’s so fabulous.”

Haskell, who hosted a cable access show from the famed Studio 54, told us she can’t believe she’s 80 years old.

“I knew sooner or later I’d be 80. I never knew quite this soon. I figured another 20 years,” she said.

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