Byline: Dina Keidan / Heather L. Bryant

Many Happy Returns
More than 200 items--from fashion to furniture to tools and household goods--will be on display at an exhibit called "Hello Again: Recycling for the Real World," at The Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue and 27th Street.
Slated to run from Oct. 25 to Jan. 8, 1995, the exhibit will showcase the diversity of products that are made from recycled and reused materials and that are being applied by designers, artists and manufacturers.
The viewer will get the recycling message in fashion with such pieces as Isaac Mizrahi's dresses adorned with paillettes cut from aluminum cans and Winky & Dutch vests made of reused felt college pennants.
The metamorphosis of one product into another, such as five soda bottles reborn as the stuffing for a ski jacket, will be illustrated through all steps of the process. As it illustrates the transformation of waste into new consumer items, the exhibit will serve as a user's guide to the growing world of recycling.
An illustrated brochure designed by Sam Antupit and printed on reused, wasted paper stock will be available for 25 cents--or two returnable aluminum cans and a dime.

Java Jam
How do fashion firms beat the hurt during market weeks? Iced cappuccinos and iced coffees, of course.
WWD surveyed some leading firms around town and found out what their favorite coffee haunts are.
Philip's, located at King's Office Supply at 14 E. 33rd St., is the in-spot to get iced cappuccinos in the lingerie district.
Josie Natori, president of Natori Co., said: "I don't drink cappuccino--hot or cold--but everybody at the company gets their iced cappuccinos at Philip's. I see them walking around all day with these iced cappuccinos in hand. They really like it."
"It's Timothy's wide selection of coffees which separates it from the rest," said an Anne Klein spokeswoman, referring to Timothy's Coffees of the World at 1411 Broadway here. The company's flavor of choice? Hazelnut iced coffee.
Donna Karan's employees said they prefer Timothy's because of its convenient location; however the coffee shop doesn't deliver. Yankee Doodle at 530 Seventh Ave. often gets Karan's business because it delivers.
According to a spokeswoman at Showroom Seven, "We order from Veronica's at 240 West 38th Street and Hello Molly's at 150 West 36th St. because they have great food and they deliver. We are just too busy during the day to keep running outside, considering we order about 115 iced cappuccinos daily."
And it just so happens that Cynthia Steffe's staff favors Timothy's as well. According to a spokeswoman, "Here, everyone at the office lives off of mochaccino."
Mark Eisen's design team says Timothy's has quick service and an eager-to-please attitude and special cinnamon iced coffees keeps Eisen's design team bouncing back for more all day.
Isaac Mizrahi, downtown at 102 Wooster St., orders from Olive's at 120 Prince Street. "We're big Olive's patrons," said a Mizrahi spokeswoman. "When we first moved down here it was Dean & DeLuca, but then we discovered Olive's. In the summertime, it's iced cappuccino and in the winter it's hot cappuccino." Olive's also delivers.
"It's almost expected when people come down here because they're in SoHo. When we don't offer cappuccino, they're kind of disappointed."No Dress Code, Either
There is no flashy sign, there are no bright lights. Actually it's naked outside, apropos to its name, Naked Lunch, inspired by William Burrough's novel by the same name.
The bar/lounge, located at 17 Thompson St. here, is owned by Jeff and Rod Surut and Patrick Fahey. It opened last Tuesday. (
By day it's a coffee bar serving various flavored coffees and edibles, followed by "light and simple," fare such as oyster shooters at $5, cheese plates ranging from $6 to $8 and sandwiches ranging from $4 to $8, according to Jeff Surut. They also serve caviar and champagne. Come fall, martinis and an assortment of flavored vodkas will be emphasized.
The space, designed by Peter Sibilia and Damien Vizuete, is reminiscent of the Thirties and Forties, decorated with old photographs under the glass coffee tables and antique telephones giving an eclectic yet modern feel.

Gres Expectations
French couturiere Madame Gres will be starring at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this fall. The Met's Costume Institute is putting together a retrospective of her designs that will run from Sept. 13 to Nov. 27.
Gres, 95, is best known for her pleated and draped jersey designs. She began her career in Paris under the name Alix Barton Couture in 1934 and continued active well into the Eighties. The exhibit will include 65 to 75 of her designs from her early days up to her retirement.
It is sponsored by Yagi Tsusho Ltd. Japan and Yagi Tsusho Inc. USA, which own the Gres couture house, and GrÄs SARL France, the designer's own company.
The show will be accompanied by a book by the Costume Institute curator, Richard Martin, and associate curator Harold Koda.

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