'Collaboration. I like being his muse,' Madonna told us, explaining her relationship with photographer Tom Munro at a private party and opening last night, to celebrate the photographer’s first book, a collection of celebrity portraits. (Partial proceeds of of the book will go to Madonna’s charity, Raising Malawi, and M.E.A.K.)
Madonna, wearing black fishnet stockings, leather skirt and dark sunglasses at 10 p.m. in a dark room, blew off the Weinstein Company party at Soho House and the Summit Entertainment reception for 'The Hurt Locker' at the Mondrian, for the gallery opening, where she spent most of the time on the lap of Steven Klein, another celebrity fashion photographer.
Mr. Munro, who has directed a couple of videos with Madonna, said his dream was to move into the direction of feature films and he credited Madonna as 'an inspiration.'
Mr. Munro then looked around the packed room from behind the V.I.P. roped-off area. 'We were terrified that it is too ambitious having a show the night before the Oscars,' he said. 'I wasn’t sure if anyone was going to turn up. They might have been getting their beauty sleep for tomorrow night.'