FRIENDS OF DOROTHY
After spending months on a Montreal sound stage designed to resemble the Algonquin Hotel, the cast of “Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle” held court at the Manhattan original Monday night at the film’s premiere.
“I feel like I’m home,” said Campbell Scott, who stars alongside Jennifer Jason Leigh in the story of Dorothy Parker’s rise and demise.
“I never had a better time making a movie,” said Scott. “The film is more about actors than technology, for a change.”
Leigh drew most of the attention with her new hairdo, or lack thereof. She hacks it all off in one of the final scenes of “Georgia” (which she just finished shooting in Seattle), in which she plays a rock performer.
“She does nothing if not throw herself into her roles,” said Scott, who added of the minimalist hairstyle, “I like it.”
Earlier in the evening, members of the fashion community took on new roles themselves. More than 80 designers were asked to create quilts in memory of people lost to AIDS. A handful of the quilts were on display at the Guggenheim Museum in SoHo.
Anna Sui (one of the hosts for the event), Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Tam were among those who came out to view them.
“We gave the designers one guideline — that the quilts be 6 feet by 3 feet. Almost all of them got it wrong,” said event organizer Alan Rish, with a laugh. “And these people measure and cut fabric for a living.”