Kirsten Dunst spotted a trend at a dinner celebrating the first runway show of Band of Outsiders designer Scott Sternberg on Saturday night at Zaitzeff.
“Just Scott, Patrik [Ervell] and Rodarte — Laura and Kate’s show,” the actress said when asked which shows she planned on attending this week.
“It’s like the Berkeley trinity, actually, well no, not Scott,” she continued, noticing that the Mulleavy sisters and Ervell, were all U.C. Berkeley alums.
“I mean I sat with Humberto [Leon] at the two shows I went to today,” she said, citing the Opening Ceremony co-owner, another Golden Bear.
Save the Mulleavys, all the friends Dunst had listed gathered at the East Village burger joint along with comedians Aziz Ansari and Donald Glover (an occasional Band of Outsiders model) and Momofuku chef David Chang. The party had a very laidback feel as roving waiters took orders and guests were left to their own devices to find place setting. So did Dunst have plans to indulge in what one partygoer had called the best burger in New York?
“Too bad I ate before I came here,” Dunst said, before displaying another West Coast bias. “In-N-Out’s the best burger, I think.”
And with that the actress was off to chat up Ervell, who had crafted the white button down and tailored black pants she had on.
Later in the night, much of the Band of Outsiders crowd made its way west to The Jane, where Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs had a scheduled DJ set at a United Bamboo party. It seemed that much of the city had the same idea. A little past midnight, a swarm of eager party people stood at the bottom of the hotel’s imposing front steps as a bouncer announced that they’d do better to look for entertainment elsewhere. The cool kids lucky enough to get in got to know each other very, very well.