Peter Davis' Status Update: Rodarte, Fit for a Museum
Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy celebrated the opening of Quicktake: Rodarte, an exhibit of the sisters' edgy designs at The Cooper-Hewitt Museum and fashion's finest trucked uptown to check it out. I spotted fur-clad Anna Wintour, Pete Nordstrom, Kirsten Dunst, Spike Jonze with Rinko Kikuchi (who ran outside for a few cig breaks), Justin Theroux and Heidi Bivens, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Lizzie Tisch, Liya Kebede, Amy Fine Collins, photographer Ari Marcopoulos, Brett Fahlgren, Bill Powers, Helen Lee Schifter, Sally Singer, Karen Kilimnik, Lauren Goodman, Melissa George, Olya Thompson, Robert Verdi, Stephanie LaCava, Stefano Tonchi, Susan Taback, Tom Florio, Cecilia Dean, Carlos Quirarte, Dori Cooperman, Coralie Charriol Paul, Humberto Leon, Matt Worth and Natalie Portman with dancer boyfriend Benjamin Millepied. Portman, who wouldn't be photographed with her beau/rumored fiance) was loving her Rodarte outfit and told me: "Kate and Laura are real artists and have real ideas. They approach everything with a real sense of aesthetic and thought. It's very inspired work." Portman relished seeing Rodarte dresses as museum pieces as much as on the runway. "It's fun. It really does celebrate the artistry of it rather than the consumerist aspect of it."