Julia Restoin Roitfeld's Friends Come Out to Fête Her Directorial Debut

We caught up with the director, along with actress Dylan Penn, at the party for their new Stuart Weitzman film, 'Rock and Roll Ride.'
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We caught up with the director, along with actress Dylan Penn, at the party for their new Stuart Weitzman film, 'Rock and Roll Ride.'
Dylan Penn, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Stuart Weitzman's Susan Duffy and Poppy Delevingne at the premiere of "Rock and Roll Ride." Photo: Stuart Weitzman 

Dylan Penn, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Stuart Weitzman's Susan Duffy and Poppy Delevingne at the premiere of "Rock and Roll Ride." Photo: Stuart Weitzman 

It’s been only a few days since David Koma debuted his first Mugler collection and one of his spring 2015 dresses has already arrived on the red carpet. Julia Restoin Roitfeld rolled up to her swank party at Hotel Salomon De Rothschild — celebrating the premiere of her directorial debut with footwear label Stuart Weitzman — wearing a sexy black asymmetrical Mugler dress hot off the runway. It was perfect for showing off Stuart Weitzman’s thigh-high boots.

“My friend [Marketing Director Virginie Courtin Clarins] took over the brand, and I went to see the show, and I loved it right away,” said Restoin Roitfeld. “I think it’s very modern. It brings a modern twist on the ‘90s, and it’s very sexy. I asked her, ‘Please, please, please can I borrow a dress?’ She said yes, so I feel very spoiled, very lucky.”

An exclusive look at Delevingne on set. Photo: Stuart Weitzman

An exclusive look at Delevingne on set. Photo: Stuart Weitzman

Restoin also discussed directing Dylan Penn and Poppy Delevingne in "Rock and Roll Ride," which features Weitzman’s fall collection. “I had no idea where to start, but I had an amazing production company who guided me, and helped me to show my ideas and helped me make it work,” she said. “I wanted the girls to look like my fantasy look, and I wanted them to look very sensual, very sexy, very comfortable, very confident without looking vulgar, and that there’s a certain toughness in them, and also a fragility, and a certain sensuality.”

Penn talked about going pantless for the short film. “For part of it, we were in our underwear with nothing else,” she said. “Just underwear and boots. That was an interesting experience. It’s not exactly comfortable.”

OG It girls including Leigh Lezark, Harley Viera-Newton and Atlanta de Cadenet — as well as models Miranda Kerr and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — showed up to support Restoin Roitfeld, Penn, and Delevingne, who the company refers to as “Stuart’s Angels.” Delevingne’s little sis Cara even made a late appearance, just hours before walking the Chanel show.