Elise Overland’s Spring ’09 presentation Saturday night had all of the natural accoutrements: jewelry by Genevieve Jones; friends including Hope Atherton, Poppy de Villeneuve, Arden Wohl and Zani Gugelmann, and requisite male eye candy like Jamie Burke and Diego Garcia. But some unexpected guests were making the rounds, too, at the darkly lit Chelsea space.
Courteney Cox Arquette and Laura Dern arrived together, both wearing Overland’s clothes.
“I’m here because of Courteney,” explained Dern, who is mid-filming an untitled project with her father. Cox Arquette, who is friends with Overland’s stylist Maryam Malakpour, had only raves for her outfit.
“It fit me perfectly when I tried it on,” said the lithe actress who had just attended the Loden Dager show. “It’s the perfect size four.” Dern and Cox Arquette will be supporting another design effort Monday night when their respective husbands, Ben Harper and David Arquette, launch their joint menswear line Propr at the Bryant Park Hotel.
Nearby, actress Rose Byrne was taking a break from shooting the second season of her TV show “Damages.”
“I feel like Michael Jackson from the ‘Thriller’ music video,” she said showing off one of Overland’s leather jackets. Bryne’s boyfriend of five and a half years, Brendan Cowell has been to his share of Australian and New York fashion shows and was enjoying the presentation format.
“I like getting more time with the outfits,” he said. “But I feel bad for the models˜they look like they need some dialogue.”
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