Front Row at Rodarte
Rodarte's Fall Show at Gagosian Gallery on Tuesday morning drew a selection of high-wattage rappers, Indie heroes, and fashion stars. Kirsten Dunst posed for photographers with
director Sofia Coppola; singer Karen Elson looked ravishing—although not entirely seasonal—in a pink floral dress by Rodarte, and Kanye West, who was harangued by reporters after the show, flashed his diamond grills and kindly demurred. "I'm not doing press," he said. "Sorry." Vogue Nippon Editor Anna dello Russo arrived in a gold fringe mini-dress and sunglasses. She paused for a minute to reflect on the upcoming Oscar race—and explain why Natalie Portman (nominated for her role in
, for which Rodarte's Kate and Laura Mulleavy designed the costumes) needs to wear Rodarte to the Academy Awards. "All the clothes were done by Rodarte," dello Russo said. "If she's going to win the Oscar, I know she'll wear the right outfit of Rodarte. It must be Rodarte." And when we asked how she felt about
's 12-year-old star, who wore Rodarte to promote the film, dello Russo laughed: "Ahhh yes, the small actress," she said. "I mean, she's too young... she is spoiled!" Though Fanning was nowhere in sight, another teen was there: 14-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson. "What did you think of the collection?" we asked her after the show. "You can read it on my blog," she responded. "How do you think this season was different from last season?" we asked again. Tavi: "You can read it on my blog." And—because third time's the charm—"What was your favorite piece from the collection?" "You can read it on my blog." Ouch.