PARTY CENTRAL: Paris Fashion Week’s night owls flitted from party to party Monday night. The Swedes were out in force at a private screening of four short fashion films at the Le Royal Monceau to mark the first anniversary of the LVMH-funded site Nowness. Director Johan Renck, who has just wrapped filming the latest Valentino perfume ad campaign, starring Freja Beha Erichsen, said he’s eager to work with Swedish actress Noomi Rapace, of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” fame. Zoe Cassevetes said she is collaborating on a bikini line with U.S. fashion label Tucker. “I have missed this summer so we will do it for next season,” she shrugged. Cassevetes’ other half, Sébastien Chenut from Scratch Massive, said he has been back in the recording studio for a new yet-to-be-named album.
Alexa Chung donned a vintage Versus dress for a Fendi bash across town at Le Montana. “A bit like Elizabeth Hurley,” she teased, pointing to the bright tier of safety pins fixed on the shoulders. Brazilian top model Isabeli Fontana said her just-launched line of metallic nail colors for Brazilian brand Risque was doing well. “I couldn’t wear one of the colors tonight — it is too difficult with all the shows,” she lamented.
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Paul & Joe’s 15th birthday party at the L’Olympia theater drew its fair share of starlets, including Alison Paradis. The bash began with a fashion show and ended with a surprise concert by Jamiroquai. Virginie Ledoyen said she had just finished working on a TV show, called “XIII,” an adaption of a comic book. “I start in a month a French movie [“Les Adieux à La Reine”] from Benoît Jacquot with Diane Kruger,” said Ledoyen. In it, she will play a friend of Marie Antoinette.