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<STRONG>FAN CLUB:</STRONG> It was a pure mix of music and fashion at the Sweetface show on Friday night. The likes of <STRONG>Foxy Brown, Roberto Cavalli, Russell Simmons, Ashanti</STRONG> and <STRONG>Jaime King</STRONG> came out to support...

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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.”

Bologna also noted Karan’s wholesale business is strategizing to improve its sell-throughs. “It’s far from me to say we’re done. It’s the beginning of the journey. We’re putting more focus on accessories and that’s a platform for growth. Donna’s very excited and I’m excited. We’re pleased with the direction, but it will take more time.”

LAUREN ON LAUREN: “This has definitely been the best of week,” said an enthusiastic Lauren Bush, who attended the Ralph Lauren show Friday. “It was a knock-out.” Of course, she was standing at the time next to Dylan Lauren, the designer’s daughter, but she seemed very sincere. Among the shows Bush saw last week were J. Mendel, Calvin Klein and Zac Posen. The Princeton co-ed, who recently spent six months in Australia, said she’s majoring in anthropology and photography. She hasn’t made up her mind on her summer plans yet, but hopes to spend time in the city. “I miss New York,” said Bush.

ANIMAL HOUSE: The only thing missing was a keg of beer. With the frat-boy antics in the front row of the Zac Posen show, one would have thought the venue was Madison Square Garden. P. Diddy, Jay-Z, Russell Simmons and Jeff Tweedy, sharing a bottle of Posen-provided Moët, vacillated between cat-calling, exaggerated applause and tirelessly scrutinizing the models’ assets as they paraded by the raucous posse. The models, for their part, seemed more titillated than ticked off. For the audience members watching, however, it was just the opposite.

THE YEAR IN SKIN: Models, editors, designers and photographers gathered Thursday night to toast the publication of Pirelli’s 2005 calendar, shot by Patrick Demarchelier. Guests including Anna Wintour, Harvey Weinstein, Calvin Klein, Stephanie Seymour, Natalia Vodianova, Gilles and Kelly Bensimon and Graydon Carter packed into the Tony Shafrazi Gallery amid giant blowups of the seminude models, several of whom were present as well. Naomi Campbell and Tyson Beckford, stars of the ad campaign for Pirelli’s PZero fashion line, were the guests of honor. Worried that the oversized calendars would run out before the party ended, more than a few guests grabbed one on the way in, forcing them to conduct their revelries with unwieldy cardboard boxes tucked under their arms. No one seemed to mind.

PARIS’ PLANS: What would a fashion week be without Paris Hilton? The blonde one rounded out a busy week with a stop at Lord & Taylor on Thursday to promote her eponymous new fragrance. The appearance drew over 800 people, according to Barbara Zinn Moore, the store’s senior vice president and general merchandise manager, while about 300 early birds were granted an opportunity to meet Hilton in person. ”It’s so nice to see all of my fans and get feedback on my perfume,” said Hilton, who wore a conservative gray Theory pantsuit to the event. After the hour-long meet-and-greet, she noted that it was interesting to see a wide range of ages in the crowd, “from little girls to older women.” Hilton cited the Luca Luca, Nanette Lepore and Narciso Rodriguez (to which her chihuahua, Tinkerbell, made a much-ballyhooed appearance) shows as some of her favorites of the week, and confirmed rumors that plans for a fashion line inspired by her pampered pooch are under way. “It’s basically going to be like how I dress but for dogs — cute dresses and tuxedos and bathing suits,” she said, adding that she’d like to get the line out by the end of the year. Hilton said that her own clothing line, which is being developed, will include “little sweatsuits and low jeans.” Hilton’s parents, who were also in attendance, seemed in awe of their rather industrious daughter. “I get tired just watching her,” Kathy Hilton said.PARIS’ PLANS: What would a fashion week be without Paris Hilton? The blonde one rounded out a busy week with a stop at Lord & Taylor on Thursday to promote her eponymous new fragrance. The appearance drew over 800 people, according to Barbara Zinn Moore, the store’s senior vice president and general merchandise manager, while about 300 early birds were granted an opportunity to meet Hilton in person. ”It’s so nice to see all of my fans and get feedback on my perfume,” said Hilton, who wore a conservative gray Theory pantsuit to the event. After the hour-long meet-and-greet, she noted that it was interesting to see a wide range of ages in the crowd, “from little girls to older women.” Hilton cited the Luca Luca, Nanette Lepore and Narciso Rodriguez (to which her chihuahua, Tinkerbell, made a much-ballyhooed appearance) shows as some of her favorites of the week, and confirmed rumors that plans for a fashion line inspired by her pampered pooch are under way. “It’s basically going to be like how I dress but for dogs — cute dresses and tuxedos and bathing suits,” she said, adding that she’d like to get the line out by the end of the year. Hilton said that her own clothing line, which is being developed, will include “little sweatsuits and low jeans.” Hilton’s parents, who were also in attendance, seemed in awe of their rather industrious daughter. “I get tired just watching her,” Kathy Hilton said.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Bette Midler brought her whole family to the Zac Posen show Thursday night: her husband, Martin von Haselberg, and her daughter, Sophie, a freshman at Yale. “Sophie wanted to come, I wanted to come. We forgot about this whole business of clothes,” Midler said, referring to the fact that neither she nor her daughter were wearing Posen. But she had the kindest words to say about the designer and his work: “He’s witty, he’s funny, he’s got all the right things.”

MULTITASKING: Sally Hershberger was supposed to be celebrating her new T-shirt and denim line, Shagg, at her salon Wednesday night, and she was. But she also found some time to fix Joan Jett’s hair. “We’ve known each other for 30 years,” Hershberger said, after doing a quick cut for Jett. “When she came in, her hair was a little flat. I thought she could use some extra height.”

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