Cate Blanchett, Raquel Zimmermann, and Anja Rubik gathered at RedFarm, the West Village Asian fusion restaurant, last night for an endless array of small plates. The occasion? Byredo’s Ben Gorham is in town from Sweden, and, he told Style.com, “There are a lot of people who’ve helped and supported me in New York.” It was time to say thank you. “He’s so talented, he’s got such a range,” the evening’s co-host and another Gorham pal, Inez van Lamsweerde, said of Gorham. The photographer and her husband, Vinoodh Matadin, collaborated on a fragrance with the perfumer that they gave out at Christmas last year. That’s not Gorham’s only side project. The scent man has lately gotten into leather goods. “For me it wasn’t really a transition. It’s just about ideas.” The 30-piece collection of handbags and wallets is due out next year—and may see Gorham spending more time in Manhattan. “If I find the right spot,” he said, “then these dinners will be at my house.”
Across town on the roof of the Gramercy Park Hotel, Muse magazine hosted its own dinner with a guest list that included Saskia de Brauw, Jason Wu, and Gaia Repossi. Talk centered around Marina Abramovic (who sat at one end of the table with Klaus Biesenbach) and her “Many Cosmos of Marina” spread in the magazine, as well as her forthcoming art center, slated to open in Hudson, New York, in 2014. A few blocks south, Narciso Rodriguez unwound with friends and family at the Standard East Village’s new hot spot Chez André, while Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy danced with Kirsten Dunst at Acme. “Rodarte was the only show I went to and probably the only one I’m going to; it all becomes sort of…meh,” Tavi Gevinson said. After the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Elizabeth Olsen, and Erin Wasson turned out to the reception at the Gagosian Gallery for Richard Phillips‘ solo show, the crowd reconvened at Amy Sacco’s No. 8.