One Night in the Life of Marina Abramović
A Celebration of the Performance Artist and a Trio of Other Influential Women
Sunday may be a day of rest for some people, but not the fashion set. At the Jane last night, Nowness and Ryan McGinley hosted a dinner and after-party for Edun—the same trio of creative forces behind Beautiful Rebels, a short film of McGinley's that makes innovative use of African butterflies and debuted on the site last week. It played on monitors, at least one of which got a drink spilled on it—ah, the perils of mixing art and vodka (in this case, Belvedere). In the buzzing upstairs room, Stephen Dorff ushered Courtney Love over in the direction of Ali Hewson, who was comfortably installed on a couch in the corner, and Rose McGowan darted behind a column: "I'm hiding from someone!" Not Alexander Skarsgard, with whom she was chatting a few minutes later. Anouck Lepère drifted through: "I'm waiting for a visa renewal, so I can't work for ten days—only party," she reported. She didn't seem to be complaining.
Meanwhile, Lou Reed, Terence Koh, and Waris Ahluwalia, among others, had gathered at a private residence on West 9th Street for a special preview of photographer Tim Hailand's forthcoming photo book One Day in the Life of Robert Wilson's The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic. The event was hosted by Costume National's Ennio Capasa. "I met Marina years ago through a friend," the designer told Style.com. "She's really something, so innovative and different. I love that gang and wanted to do something in New York to promote their project."
Later, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters of Creatures of the Wind joined their fellow Chicagoan Tavi Gevinson at the Standard East Village to celebrate her new short film project, Cadaver. As has been widely reported, Gevinson sings Neil Young's "Heart of Gold" in the movie and does a rather bang-up job of it. Before taking the mike to reprise the performance, she said, "I've been rehearsing for this all my life."