Front Row at Rodarte

Kanye West, Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst and Maggie Cheung were all front and center at the show.

Kanye West

Kanye West

Photo By Lexie Moreland

RUNWAY RUNAWAY: Sofia Coppola, Kirsten Dunst and Maggie Cheung were all front and center for Rodarte's show early Tuesday afternoon in Chelsea. Shortly after Dunst and Coppola found their seats, a dozen photographers descended on the pair.


"We’re a little too early," a smiling Dunst observed to her seatmate.


A chair marked “Kanye West” sat empty a few chairs away, seeming to indicate that Dunst and West would both be in the house as they were at Band of Outsiders' Saturday show.


“Kanye? I do love Kanye,” she said.


Any favorites off his new record?


“I like that douchebag song,” she said as she broke into a laugh. “Yeah, why not?”


A few seats down, Karen Elson, who had taken in the Marc Jacobs show and after party the night before, felt a bit under the weather.


"I lost my voice," she explained. “I was home by midnight. I don’t know. I’ve been sick, so it’s just a final hurrah.”


When West did show up, shortly before the show began, Elson made a hoarse-throated introduction.


“Karen,” she said. “Nice to meet you.”


The rapper has been on interview lockdown all week, so a new approach seemed in order. Would he answer a specifically fashion-related question?


“I’m not answering questions any more, sorry,” West said.


Not even who he was wearing?


He paused to consider the proposal.


“Nah,” he said with a smile. “Thanks a lot.”