RUMOR HAS IT

Wedding Bells For Spadafora: Marina Spadafora will hardly have time to stop and say her mantra after her show in Milan Thursday before tying the knot on Saturday with her beau, American cinematographer Jordan Stone. The two already took their spiritual vows this summer in Tibet, where they were married by Tibetan spiritual leader Lama Gancen Rimproche before a full court of chanting followers. Jordan made all the arrangements to surprise Marina, who has developed her own special mix of Jewish-Buddhist beliefs. The civil ceremony will take place at Milan's Villa Reale, where all the municipal weddings are held, followed by a reception for family and friends.

Mandelli and the Magistrate: Mariuccia Mandelli is never one to take things lying down. The talk around Milan is that when the designer met with investigating magistrate Antonio Di Pietro about paying off the tax police, she so overwhelmed the judge with the force of her delivery that he couldn't get a word in edgewise. When her torrent of words, questions and declarations started to ebb, a shellshocked Di Pietro politely thanked her and asked her to leave. The magistrate called a pair of Krizia executives back a few days later to explain things a little more calmly.

Miu Miu in Manhattan: Last season, it was Prada. This time, Miuccia Prada is bringing her popular, lower-priced Miu Miu collection to the Bryant Park tents. She described the move as a last-minute inspiration by her husband, Patrizio Bertelli, to keep up their profile in the Big Apple, without abandoning Milan, where they are showing the Prada collection. "We have a lot of nostalgia for New York, and we want to follow the market closely," Miuccia added, noting that they are currently looking for a space in SoHo to open their first U.S. Miu Miu store, although they already have placed the line with six specialty boutiques. The Miu Miu show, which will feature clothing and accessories, will be held Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

Mane Attraction: It seems Nadja Auermann is already tired of the sex kitten role. The hot cover girl has just had her famous mane cut and tamed by Julien d'Ys. "I'm bored with the sexy look and wanted something more glamorous, more refined," she said.
n Missoni Mania: Tutto Milano flocked to the inauguration of the "Missoni's World," exhibit Saturday night at the Museo della Permanente, where Tai and Rosita greeted their friends in front of a spinning totem of dizzying stripes. The exhibit, which has moved to Milan from Florence, tracks their 40 years in the business, featuring such benchmark pieces as a 1958 goldknit Chanel-style suit and even a working knitting machine brought over for the occasion from their factory in Sumirago. Many of the Missonis' designer friends turned out as well...Gianfranco Ferré put in an appearance, as did Mariuccia Mandelli and Aldo Pinto. Gianni Cigna came for Laura Biagiotti, who was busy with fittings before her show.

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