Madonna, Chloe Sevigny, Valentino, and More at the Cinema Society Screening of W.E.

At yesterday’s Cinema Society screening of Madonna’s new film W.E., held at MoMA and sponsored by Piaget, the pop star turned director confessed that she was in dire need of a drink. “I have a really big knot in my stomach. And no one has offered me a glass of Champagne, like they did [at the screenings] in Venice or Toronto or London,” she announced before the movie started. “So I’m sober, and I hope I like the film.” The audience, Madonna noted, included artists she reveres, like Julian Schnabel and Patti Smith. “It’s added an extra layer of tension,” she added humbly.

Madonna, Chloe Sevigny, and Valentino at W.E.