ACT OF CHARITY: The fashion calendar just got one show longer. Seventh on Sixth plans to reveal today its latest edition to show week: a special charity runway show to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The show will be held Friday night after the Gwen Stefani for L.A.M.B. debut. Spearheaded and organized by Naomi Campbell, the show will feature looks from an array of New York designers, and will be worn by celebrities and some of the biggest models of the past 15 years, (Diddy and Cindy Crawford are said to be participants). Tickets will be sold to benefit the evening, and the space at Bryant Park has been donated by 7th on Sixth.
AFTER THE FALL: No one was badly hurt at Diane von Furstenberg's show on Sunday evening, but an accident in which a track of lights fell on audience members left several people feeling shaken up on Monday, including von Furstenberg herself.
"It was a very unfortunate incident, and my first concern is making sure that nobody was seriously injured," she said in a statement. "From what I understand in speaking to and visiting them is that they are OK. My team is now looking into the series of events that led to this accident to ensure that this will never happen again."
Von Furstenberg herself was not injured in the accident. Those who were included Hilary Alexander, fashion editor of London's Daily Telegraph; Teen Vogue editor in chief Amy Astley; Karl Treacy, a reporter at the Daily, and Karen Larrain, fashion market director at Cosmopolitan.
Astley made an early night of it on Sunday, but was back at the shows on Monday morning.
"I have a big scratch on my shoulder, and my muscles are a little sore," she said. "My Prada sweater was ripped to shreds. It could have been much worse. I was very lucky if you put it in perspective."
She even managed to crack a joke: "I became a fashion victim."
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