SCENE AND HEARD: Visionaire's Vreeland Memos party at the Carlyle Hotel on Monday night looked like a scene right out of "Moulin Rouge," with random hustle and tango performances going on as Linda Evangelista, Shalom Harlow, Francesco Scavullo, Hedi Slimane, Jeremy Scott and Daryl Kerrigan made their way into the hotel's red-lit Triannon Suite. Kerrigan, whose Daryl K brand was one of the first victims of Pegasus/Leiber debacle last year, was really in fashion that night. She also hit the Stephen Burrows party at Henri Bendel and Marc Jacobs' show, which opened with a layered look of vest, camisole and T-shirt that looked surprisingly like what she had on.
"We must have been thinking the same thing," said Kerrigan, who might soon be making a career comeback. Ed Burstell, vice president and general manager of Bendel's, said he's trying to persuade her to come on board for some creative projects, while the designer herself didn't knock down any rumors that her name's come up for a possible consulting role at Donna Karan.
"I'm talking to a lot of people right now," she said.
BUSH BACKSTAGE: Surely Barbara Bush wasn't drinking champagne backstage at Wink Tuesday night, was she? The First Daughter was observed sipping a bubbly beverage in a tall glass -- just like some of the underage models. It was Bush's second fashion outing of the day -- she took her seat in the front row of Tuesday's YM MegaDenim show, but declined to take any questions from the press. Apparently, she got tired of saying -- or hearing her handlers say -- "no comment," though. She left before the event started. According to show organizers she found the Puck Building too hot. Perhaps the thick furry collar on her coat was to blame. She also was expected late last Tuesday night at Zac Posen.
LUELLA, PART TWO: Bankruptcy doesn't carry the same stigma it once did, particularly for the Brits. Two days after Luella Bartley's runway show was a big hit in New York, the designer found herself answering questions about reports in London that her company had gone into liquidation.
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