Rumors are rife in Paris that John Galliano will be able to have a fashion show this season — but it won’t be in any old underground bunker. Sao Schlumberger, Galliano’s fashion godmother, is said to be ready to lend the poor designer her apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower. The only danger: The crowd might be more interested in Gabhan O’Keeffe’s over-the-top decor than in Galliano’s over-the-top clothes.
There’s no trapping Calvin Klein. When members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals invaded Klein’s headquarters last month, the designer said he was “always willing to participate in a free and open dialog on the subject.” He did just that last Friday when he met with members of PETA.
“I can’t tell you anything right now,” said Dan Mathews, PETA’s director of international campaigns. “But I think it was a very good meeting.”
Klein, who quit working with fur in December when his license with Alixandre Furs expired, had no comment.
She may be getting up pretty early, but chances are Marisa Tomei will still look good at 5:30 Wednesday morning. That’s because she’ll be dressed in Chanel when she announces the nominees for the Academy Awards with Arthur Hiller, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in Los Angeles. Chanel will have a high profile again the next day when Lynda Guber, Carole Isenberg and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin host a lunch to benefit their group, Education First, in the Rooftop Salon at the Chanel Boutique on Rodeo Drive in L.A. Nancy Daly, Maria Shriver, Judy Ovitz and Barbara Davis are all expected.