Diane Von Furstenberg was naughty the other night at John Richardson’s birthday party at Mortimer’s. Before everyone sat down to dinner, Diane decided to do a little fiddling with the placecards so she could sit next to the bellissimo Roffredo Gaetani. Everyone at the two mixed-up tables knew it was her handiwork, so they at least knew where to glare — and no one glared more than Linda Wachner and Jerry Zipkin, who ended up next to each other as a result of Diane’s shuffling. They don’t rub elbows gladly.

Vanessa Williams may not be wearing Armani to the Grammy Awards tonight after all. She’s also chosen a Donna Karan black puckered slip dress with a black beaded coat as an option for the evening. Others lining up Karan creations are Christy Brinkley and Patti LaBelle.

Ines de la Fressange, the ex-Chanel model, became a mother on Sunday when she gave birth to five-pound Nine (pronounced Nina). According to the designer’s husband, Luigi d’Urso, both mother and child are doing well and have been besieged by flowers.