Fashion week began two days early as hordes of starlets and models descended upon the Tribeca Grand and the Gramercy Park Hotel on Tuesday night for the Cinema Society and Calvin Klein’s screening and after party for “Factory Girl.”
“Making this movie was so much fun,” boomed Meredith Ostrom, who added that she easily got into her part as Nico. “I just got distant, bored and detached.”
Sienna Miller, the film’s star, admitted she really missed dressing like Edie Sedgwick. “I could wear black tights all the time,” she said during a rare moment when the paparazzi were in retreat.
“We went over to say ‘Hi’ to her, and it was just impossible because of the photographers” laughed Renée Rockefeller, who was hanging out with Jennifer Creel and Marina Rust.
Also in attendance were Sharon Stone, Dominick Dunne, Milla Jovovich, May Anderson and Guy Pearce, who plays a very shallow version of Andy Warhol in the film. The depiction was not exactly out of line with Dunne’s recollection of the artist. “He was superficial and he did not say much,” recalled Dunne. Stone had a similar memory of Warhol, whom she met once or twice in the Eighties. “He was just very aloof,” she said.
The stars also turned out last week at Hollywood’s late-night dance club Avalon, which was transformed into an intimate cabaret for a performance by The Citizens Band and for the club’s show “Masquerading in Paradise.” Just back from the Sundance Film Festival, the ubiquitous Zooey Deschanel was the show’s guest star — though she didn’t belt out any solo numbers. (Past guest stars include Maggie Gyllenhaal and Melissa Auf der Maur, and Rain Phoenix is a permanent member.) As for the audience, Quentin Tarantino hung around backstage while Kirsten Dunst arrived after the lights went down with a group of girlfriends and waited for a table to be cleared near Cybill Shepherd. Nearby, Bryan Rabin and Amanda Demme were also holding court.