The Standard and “The Shoe”

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Last night, the Standard Hotel was filled with friends and supporters of Andre Saraiva. The French graffiti artist/photographer/nightlife impresario collaborated with JM Weston and NOWNESS for the screening of “The Shoe.” Co-written by Purple magazine’s Olivier Zahm, and starring Leo Fitzpatrick and girlfriend Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Saraiva’s directorial debut and screening was chock-full of notable names.

To celebrate, even more notable names showed up not just for the open bar and a good party, but to see the film–so many so that they had to screen the film three times rather than the scheduled two. Guests such as Cynthia Rowley, Stefanie LaCava (who’s back to her stunning signature red hair!) Hannah Bronfman, Carlos Mota, Zani Gugelman, Genevieve Jones, Tara Subkoff and Andre Balazs. And of course Dexter-Jones’ mom Ann and half-sister Charlotte Ronson showed their support–but it proved to be a little uncomfortable when Annabelle walked out of the screening during her graphic sex scene. Annabelle was quickly comforted by Saraiva and went back to her seat.

After cocktails and the screening, it was off to the roof at Le Bain–complete with their party shoes.


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