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Grey celebrated its performance at the Cannes Lions in June with leather, whips and chains. The WPP Group agency hosted an S&M-themed "Fifty Shades" bash on the roof of the JW Marriott, high above the shimmering Mediterranean.
The party began late Thursday night and ended some time Friday morning. Dancers dressed as dominatrices undulated onstage to a pulsing electronic beat that echoed off the bustling Croisette below. Tipsy leaders from the advertising, entertainment and tech industries jostled one another to enter a photo booth to have their pictures taken—often with other partygoers in salacious group shots—on a four-poster bed fitted with black silk sheets.