Mr. Lauren goes to Washington: President and Hillary Clinton are expected to host a reception at The White House for the "Fashion Targets Breast Cancer Initiative," a fundraiser for breast cancer research. The reception is said to be planned for late September, and a specific date will be settled on soon. The initiative is sponsored by the CFDA and chaired by Ralph Lauren, a key organizer. Ralph's also a principal founder of the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown.

The Biennale Internationale des Antiquaires, traditionally held at the Grand Palais in Paris, has a new home--at least for now. Due to ongoing roof work at the Palais, the event will be held at the Carrousel du Louvre. That's not the only change. The gala opening, usually scheduled at the end of September, is Nov. 9, squeezed in after the ready-to-wear collections.
In addition, Pier Luigi Pizzi, the Italian decorator and director, won'tbe planning the decor. Instead, Parisian architects Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Patrick Jaounet, rising stars in their field, will decorate.

Woody Harrelson proved he was a natural born rocker Tuesday evening when he and his band, Urban Messiah, showed up to play a 40-minute set at Wetlands in Manhattan. Harrelson arrived for the 9 p.m. gig very early and hung around the bar before strapping on his bass and jamming.

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