[September 11 2012]
Olivier Zahm was looking awfully spiffy at the Purple magazine dinner last night. “Do you think I’m overdressed?” he asked, pulling on his bow tie. “Or is it OK, because tonight is special for me?” Even a top hat and tails might’ve been appropriate, given that this season, Zahm is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Purple. The celebratory dinner was modest, in its way—co-host Johan Lindeberg stuck to his usual uniform of BLK DNM jeans, and guests tucked into meals served family-style. But size-wise, this was a blowout, with a number of notables turning out to pay Purple their respects. Angela Lindvall, Jamie Bochert, and Lindsey Wixson comprised the model contingent; Natasha Lyonne and Chloë Sevigny brought the indie cred, along with Heidi Bivens, just back from the Venice Film Festival, where the Harmony Korine flick that she costumed,Spring Breakers, had premiered. “It got an unbelievable reaction,” she said. Bivens wasn’t the only attendee with new projects to boast about: Along with growing an impressive beard, Jared Leto has—rather unbelievably—transformed himself into a tech guru, with a Fast Company-approved digital marketing concern among his start-ups. Jeepers, who knew?