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2009 February 12

Folie à Deux

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Gwyneth Paltrow in Proenza Schouler with Tod's Clutch and Joaquin Phoenix Gwyneth Paltrow in Proenza Schouler with Tod's Clutch and Joaquin Phoenix
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(NEW YORK) "Ferragamo has long been involved in film and Hollywood," said Massimo Ferragamo at last night's Cinema Society screening of Two Lovers, sponsored by his eponymous brand. "This evening, filled with actors, artists and stylish New Yorkers, is a great way to kick off Fashion Week." Society founder Andrew Saffir managed to wrangle a serious cast of A-listers to the downtown Landmark Sunshine theater in support of the film, which is due to hit theaters tomorrow. The film's stars--Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, and Vinessa Shaw--were joined by Clive Owen, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Stipe, Moby, and Hilary Duff, among others.

For Paltrow, the screening was a family affair, with brother Jake Paltrow and mother Blythe Danner in attendance. "I'm here to support my daughter, of course," said a proud Danner, who also shared some of her favorite New York restaurants with The Daily. "I love Souen macrobiotic, The Little Owl, healthy good stuff. And of course I love Babbo and all of Mario Batali's places." Jake and Danner managed to stick around longer than Gwyneth, who had to rush back to London. "I have to get back to my kids," said the actress, who's had a busy schedule promoting Two Lovers and presenting an award at last weekend's Grammys.

Casey Affleck was a stealth figure as he followed Phoenix around the theater for an untitled documentary project about the actor's life. Despite making reporters sign a waiver regarding the documentary, Phoenix mugged for the cameras and passed the press line without comment as he ducked shyly into the theater. Duff was not so shy, speaking effusively about her love of fragrances, eponymous and otherwise. "My first fragrance was Chanel No. 5," said the teen actress, who refused to comment on her current feud with legendary actress Faye Dunaway regarding the re-make of Bonnie and Clyde.

The A-list guests shuffled from the theater to the more chic environs of the Cooper Square Hotel for an intimate cocktail party and buffet dinner. Flatscreen televisions broadcasted the latest Ferragamo runway show, while Owen and Affleck caught up over drinks and mini grilled cheese sandwiches--the perfect late-night grub to satisfy the harshest of critics.
ADAM P. SCHNEIDER




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