Nick Rhodes poked a foot onto the plexiglass floor at a party for Justin Timberlake's William Rast line Tuesday night.
"I was just testing my vertigo," he said, peering down at the kitchen and bar below his feet.
The Duran Duran keyboardist and singer Simon LeBon were in New York to do publicity for their latest album, "Red Carpet Massacre." The group collaborated with Timberlake on two songs on the album.
"Justin's a friend," LeBon said. "It's the best experience I ever had working with another singer."
LeBon, after a break to whisper in "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi's ear, copped to his famous affinity for models.
"I like the girls," he said, "and the boys are pretty good-looking, too."
Timberlake was born in 1981, a year after Duran Duran got its start. Might that have made Rhodes, 45, a bit touchy on the subject of the band's longevity?
"U2 are older than us by a little bit," he said. Madonna's career started later, he added, but "she's a little older than me."