Last night Cole Haan did double duty, celebrating the relaunch of BlackBook magazine and screening its first-ever film production, The American Dream Project. The screening room was wall-to-wall chic: James Marshall, the docu-series’ star and creator, sat with his wife Elettra Wiedemann and her mother Isabella Rossellini. Nearby I saw Andy Cohen, legendary model China Machado, Natalia Kills, Todd Williams (who also stars in The American Dream Project), BlackBook‘s Evanly Schindler, Hunter Hill, Jacob Brown and Anne Christensen, Mick Rock, Maura Egan, Nigel Barker, Prabal Gurung, Simon Spurr, Carlos Campos, DJ duo AndrewAndrew, Amy Sacco (who raced over after me from Carlos Mota‘s book party), Max Vadukul, and Chris Del Gatto with wife Veronica Webb, to name just a few.
Marshall is British, charming and witty and motorcycles on a cool Indian bike from New York to L.A., deciphering and discovering what exactly the American Dream means to people all over the country. He’s ready to hit the road to film again at any given moment. “I had the best time,” Marshall said. “I would do it again tomorrow.”