WHAT: The opening reception for Patti Smith and Steven Sebring's "Objects of Life" exhibition.

WHERE: The Robert Miller Gallery, SoHo

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

WHO: A swarming who's who of art world luminaries, filmmakers, designers, etc. like Jonas Mekas, Albert Maysles, Sam Shepard, Ryan McGinley, Mary Ellen Mark, Terry Richardson, Calvin Klein, Jessica Lange, Michael Stipe, Zac Posen, Nicole Miller, Helen Schifter, Ann Dexter Jones, Kelly Cutrone, Kai Kuhne, Chiara Clemente and Zoe Kravitz.

OVERHEARD: "Those boots Patti Smith is wearing are Ann Demeulemeester. No 'fuck me' Blahniks for our Patti Smith!"

WE ASKED ALBERT MAYSLES WHO SOME OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN HE'S WORKED WITH ARE, AND HE RESPONDED: "I never photographed her but spent some time alone with Eleanor Roosevelt, who was a strong and wonderful woman. The most beautiful, and a bombshell would be Sophia Loren for me."