While the Prince of Wales is expected in Paris on Wednesday, his estranged wife — Princess Diana — was there last weekend. Wearing a beige cashmere coat, Diana was all smiles while sitting on the terrace of the Charette restaurant with sons William and Harry. Others in the party were Hyatt and Peter Palumbo, their two children and four bodyguards.
Oscar Update: Oscar nominee Angela Bassett has opted to wear Escada to the Academy Awards, after she got so many compliments on her Escada gold brocade and velvet pants ensemble at the People’s Choice Awards. Word is Whoopi Goldberg will don a man’s tuxedo by Giorgio Armani; Janet Jackson (who’ll perform), Nicole Kidman, Raquel Welch, Stockard Channing and Anjelica Huston will be outfitted by Richard Tyler (front-runner for “Best Performance by a Designer”), and Debra Winger will wing it in either Calvin Klein or Jil Sander.