FACE TIME: When Jennifer Lopez was the face of your last ad campaign, how do you top it? With six beautiful faces, of course. That’s what Louis Vuitton is doing next season, organizing a mega-model reunion of sorts. The spring spots, slated to break in February magazines, feature Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Amber Valletta, Angela Lindvall, Liya Kebede and Karen Elson. Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the gaggle of beauties last month in the desert near Dubai. Each represents a different category: ready-to-wear, jewelry, shoes and accessories. “It felt a little bit like old times — that supermodel outing thing,” quipped Marc Jacobs, Vuitton’s creative director, who was along for the shoot. “They really look like desert goddesses and they really got into it.” Jacobs confessed that Vuitton, pleased with the J.Lo spots, would have liked to continue down the celebrity path, but he felt a new concept was needed — and the models rose to the challenge. “They all look like posters,” he said of the ads, which are still being retouched. “It’s very iconic: gorgeous, rich and luxurious.” Sounds very Vuitton.

PALACE COUP: President Bush may be back home from his London trip, but Buckingham Palace is still recovering from his visit. The members of the President’s huge entourage were all so keen to say that they had slept at the palace that Queen Elizabeth II’s poor ladies-in-waiting all had to move out for the duration of the Americans’ stay. Their temporary quarters? The nearby Goring Hotel on bustling Buckingham Palace Road — comfortable, but far from a palace.

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