AT SEA WITH THE VON FURSTENBERGS: Since the opening of her Paris store has been delayed until September, Diane von Furstenberg decided to cruise down the Riviera with Barry Diller and her son, Alex, aboard Diller’s yacht, the Mikado. While in Cannes, von Furstenberg hosted an impromptu summer 2004 fashion show?on the rooftop deck of the Synergy House overlooking the Palais and the beach.?“I thought, why not just stop here for the weekend?” she sighed.

Diller wasn’t planning any work in the South of France. “I came here for her,” the Internet mogul explained. “We’re just playing here. And I can?rest on the way home — I’ll have eight hours on the plane!”

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Alex, who’s staying at the Hotel du Cap, plans to take command of the ship once his mother heads home. “My kids are flying down from London and we’re going to have a little vacation on the Riviera. It’s going to be great,” he said, looking pretty happy to be surrounded by models in the meantime.

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