Free­dom of Art

Grunge was em­braced again at Marc Ja­cobs' up­town party, Ju­lia Roberts and Lu­cas Hedges pre­miered their emo­tional film "Ben Is Back" and Art Basel Mi­ami Beach got un­der way with Max Mara and Judy Chicago. BY LEIGH NORD­STROM, MAXINE WALLY AND RACHEL FELDER

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Madison Av­enue turned grunge for a night on Mon­day, as the newly opened Marc Ja­cobs store stayed open late for a pri­vate party in cel­e­bra­tion of the Re­dux Grunge col­lec­tion.

Guests in­clud­ing Gigi Ha­did, Kaia and Pres­ley Ger­ber, Sofia Cop­pola, San­dra Bern­hard, Stella Maxwell, Lind­sey Wix­son, Karen El­son, Anna Sui and more joined Ja­cobs and his fi­ancé, Char Defrancesco, don­ning their flan­nels, com­bat boots and Nir­vana Ts for the night, which fea­tured a per­for­mance by Kim Gor­don later in the evening.

“The whole grunge thing was so evoca­tive in its day,” Bern­hard said from the first floor of the store. “It's fun to re­visit it — I like the phi­los­o­phy of it and the free­dom of art, of mu­sic.”

She's been loyal to the grunge trend since Day One. “I still wear my flan­nel shirts. I al­ways wore flan­nel shirts. I'm the queen of grunge, day-to-day,” she said.

Those ex­pe­ri­enc­ing grunge fash­ion for the first time around — we're look­ing at you, Ger­bers, Ha­did and the rest of the model crew — were more silent through­out the night. Gor­don's daugh­ter, Coco Gor­don Moore, stood by as her mother was snapped by pho­tog­ra­phers, opt­ing out of her own press. “Sorry, I'm about to go up the stairs,” she said.

Over at Lin­coln Square, Peter Hedges was try­ing to keep back the tears.

He cries dur­ing in­ter­views; he cries on set of the movies he's di­rect­ing; he cries when he is joy­ful, and he cries when he can­not find the words to ex­press how he's feel­ing. Mon­day night at the AMC Loews movie theater, where his lat­est film “Ben Is Back” pre­miered, was no ex­cep­tion. While in­tro­duc­ing the movie, which stars Ju­lia Roberts and his son Lu­cas Hedges, he got choked up while Roberts and costar Court­ney B. Vance whooped and cat­called from the front row of the theater.

Prior to the screen­ing, Roberts agreed that Peter Hedges cry­ing wasn't a bad thing, though.

“He is emo­tional and in­tel­li­gent,” she said, nod­ding. “He cries a lot at work, Peter. He's prob­a­bly some­where cry­ing right now.”

For all the com­par­isons be­ing made about Lu­cas and Peter Hedges, the 21-year-old is un­like his fa­ther in one way: He doesn't shed as many tears. In a re­cent in­ter­view with the Los An­ge­les Times, Lu­cas Hedges stated he was grow­ing weary of play­ing sad or de­pressed char­ac­ters. He's not sure the spe­cific role he'd like to fill next, he said, but he does know the world he'd love to play it in.

“I re­ally want to do a sci-fi movie, in space. Also, a base­ball movie would be fun,” he said. “For some rea­son, I'm re­ally ro­man­tic about those two gen­res in film. There's some­thing that feels mag­i­cal about them."

In Mi­ami, the par­ties of Art Basel got up and run­ning with a Max Mara and ICA Mi­ami din­ner held in Judy Chicago's honor.

Since Chicago is best known for her ground­break­ing in­stal­la­tion “The Din­ner Party,” it's no sur­prise that Mon­day night's party to cel­e­brate her work was — what else? — a din­ner party, held up­stairs at Soho Beach House in Mi­ami in its large out­door eighth floor space.

To mark the oc­ca­sion of Chicago's ex­hi­bi­tion at the ICA, she cre­ated a lim­ited-edi­tion T-shirt for Max Mara that was un­veiled at the event and will be sold in sev­eral of the brand's bou­tiques. At­ten­dees in­cluded art­work cognoscenti such as Jef­frey Deitch, Casey Fre­mont, Nina John­son and Jeanne Green­berg Ro­hatyn.

Although the T-shirt's strik­ing im­age is based on a de­tail from “The Din­ner Party,” Chicago said it took three weeks to per­fect a graphic that was right for the part­ner­ship. “I didn't know that much about Max Mara's color pal­ette,” she con­fessed. “I ac­tu­ally did 10 draw­ings to use this im­age but melded it with some­thing that was more suit­able for Max Mara's brand.”

For Chicago, the din­ner posed one ma­jor chal­lenge: how to make the pale pink lace Max Mara dress she wore work with her own fash­ion sen­si­bil­ity, which is usu­ally a bit more brash. The solution came a cou­ple of weeks ago, on a day of gallery-go­ing in Santa Fe with her fam­ily. “I slipped out and went to a vin­tage store that I shop at in or­der to ac­ces­sorize,” she says, show­ing off her finds, like a pair of dia­mante chan­de­lier ear­rings. “It took me an hour and a half, but I did it. I tried to do it in a way that fit my style.”

Gigi Ha­did and Kaia Ger­ber at the Marc Ja­cobs Re­dux Grunge party.

Stella Maxwell at the Re­dux Grunge party. Karen El­son, Marc Ja­cobs and Anna Sui at the Re­dux Grunge party.Judy Chicago at the ICA Mi­ami and Max Mara din­ner.

Alex Garten­feld at the ICA Mi­ami and Max Mara din­ner.

Peter Hedges, Court­ney B. Vance, Ju­lia Roberts and Lu­cas Hedges at the “Ben Is Back” film pre­miere.

An­dreja Pe­jić at the Re­dux Grunge party.

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