WEEKEND UPDATE

PARIS SCOOP
MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: It's a veritable gridlock of superstar photographers at the shows this week. Helmut Newton is looking like any other paparazzo as he snaps away for Paris Match. Paolo Roversi set up a studio backstage at Givenchy for British Vogue. Peter Lindbergh is on the Champs-Elysees at 4:00 every morning shooting the latest Guerlain campaign, Peter Beard is busy for Vanity Fair, and even Ellen von Unwerth can be seen shooting runway photos for a story on five days in the couture life of Kate Moss for Vogue.

COMEBACK KID: Linda's back and looking great. After sitting it out for a while, La Evangelista is back on the couture runways and getting heavy coverage--everyone loves a comeback.

PIERRE'S GAME PLAN: He may not be showing in Paris, but Pierre Cardin will present a couture collection--in Atlanta! The designer will be showing before some 2,000 guests Wednesday in honor of the upcoming Olympic Games.

STRANGE INTERLUDE: The novelty item of the week is Olivier Lapidus's solar-paneled anorak complete with lithium batteries to keep you warm--and even-tempered.

COOL COSTES: The Ritz Bar is fast losing ground to the Hotel Costes--at least among the super-hip. If you want to see Amber, Shalom, Kate, Steven Dorff and even Victor Alfaro, show up in the hotel's lobby any evening--the later, the better. Just make sure you're not in a hurry. The service is famously slow.

LUCKY SEVEN: And now, news from America. On July 3, Mary McFadden married for the seventh time. That's right, seventh. The lucky bridegroom is Vasilis Calitsis, 31, director of the Eleusinian Mysteries, an arts event based on ancient pre-Egyptian spiritualist rites. This is his second marriage. McFadden, who naturally wore an ivory pleated dress she'd designed herself, is the costumer for the Eleusinian Mysteries, which will be held on a remote Italian island in late August. The brief ceremony in New York was conducted by a Justice of the Peace, and the official witness was a bystander from the street. The couple will honeymoon in Japan, China and India.

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