FAN CLUB: It was a pure mix of music and fashion at the Sweetface show on Friday night. The likes of Foxy Brown, Roberto Cavalli, Russell Simmons, Ashanti and Jaime King came out to support Jennifer Lopez and her collection. “I spoke to Jennifer this morning on the telephone to wish her luck,” Cavalli said. “When she found out I was in New York and not going to her show, she couldn’t understand. I said, ‘You didn’t invite me!’ Now, here I am.” Tyson Beckford, sporting a black Sean John smoking jacket, said, “I’m here to support a minority in the fashion business, a business that doesn’t support us.” Simmons thought the key to Lopez’s success in the fashion biz was a no-brainer. “All she’s got to do is come to work. Her good taste will be reflected in the clothes.”
VALENTINO’S VALENTINE: Soccer legend Ronaldo and Brazilian MTV VJ/model Daniela Cicarelli are set to celebrate their union today outside of Paris — even if the official “I do’s” won’t be exchanged until some time late this year. According to wire service reports, Spanish law prevents the soccer star from remarrying until a full year has passed from his divorce to Milene Domingues, which will be over the summer. Still, at the party at the Chateau de Chantilly in the French countryside, the stunning Brazilian bride has opted to avoid traditional frills and lace and will walk down the aisle in a sexy, glamorous gown by Valentino. The designer and Giancarlo Giammetti, along with 200-plus guests, will attend the blessed affair.
THE WORD FROM LVMH: Tony Bologna, group managing director at LVMH Moët Henessey Louis Vuitton, said at the Donna Karan show Friday that he was pleased with the progress the subsidiary was making, but it still has a way to go.
“I spent some time with Donna this morning. I think it’s obvious that it won’t happen overnight, but we’re making solid and steady progress in the women’s area,” said Bologna. He said DKNY and footwear are both looking very good, and the company is making “great improvements in our [freestanding] stores.” In the last nine months, the stores have shown a 20 percent increase in volume, said Bologna. “Our stores obviously have a way to go, but that’s where we can execute better.”
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A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"