Maybe they should call it the Discorde? The Air France Concorde suffered its latest hiccup Sunday, when one of its two engines packed it in shortly after leaving Paris, forcing the plane to return. The passengers, who included Susan and John Gutfreund, Naomi Campbell, Canadian billionaire Peter Munk, Lauren Bacall and Robert Altman — on his way to collect an award at Lincoln Center Monday night — were further miffed when the replacement Concorde turned out to be rather grubby.
Is Robert De Niro turning into a fashion groupie? After turning up for Isaac Mizrahi’s fall show in New York, and then the Fashion Week wrap party last Wednesday night, De Niro flew into L.A. Thursday, and immediately ran off with pal Sean Penn to an Adidas fashion show. The show was over, but De Niro and Penn hung out — and so did the models.
Friday night at Orso in New York is turning out like Monday night at Morton’s in Hollywood. Spotted last Friday night: Al Pacino and Lyndall Hobbs dining with Edna O’Brien, and playwright Arthur Miller with superagent Sam Cohn.