Hard Rock Life

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Hard Rock Life

blog_plimpton.jpgAfter last night’s Broadway premiere of Top Girls—the star-studded cast includes Marisa Tomei, Martha Plimpton and Elizabeth Marvel—revelers headed to the Hard Rock Cafe for an after-party of schmoozing, boozing and a buffet of the restaurant’s fine cuisine (think extra-drippy Caesar salad). I asked Plimpton what she thought of the party’s venue. “It fits in with the theme of the play, I guess,” said the actress. “How so?” I asked, trying to surmise the connection between Caryl Churchill’s cerebral work and the neon-lit 43rd Street tourist destination. “Well, the 80′s! For maybe 30 seconds in 1983, [this place] was really cool,” she quipped.

Dressed in a sleek, sheer belted wool number, Plimpton herself looked anything but dated. Turns out that the ensemble was custom designed for her by Malan Breton, best known for his appearance on season three of Project Runway. The designer, who was also at the party, told me the two met via an unlikely and thoroughly modern channel: Myspace.com. “We had mutual friends,” says Breton.

“Myspace is better than Facebook,” Plimpton declared. “Facebook takes over your life!”

Above: Martha Plimpton with Malan Breton. Photo: Bennett Raglin/Wireimage