FAR, FARHI AWAY: Nicole Farhi’s experiment of delivering her first live, trans-Atlantic broadcast of her London fashion show on Tuesday proved two things: First, no matter what time a show is scheduled — the live broadcast was to begin at 9:30 a.m. “prompt” at the designer’s East 60th Street store in Manhattan following a traditional English breakfast — it’s still bound to come off really late, almost an hour in this case. Second, fashion shows, even if they’re being shown on a movie screen, can draw a celebrity audience, as Alan Cumming turned up to host the event. “I’ve just been told it will be another 20 minutes,” he told the assorted guests, seated in the in-store restaurant, Nicole’s. “So, eat, eat, eat! Get jacked up on coffee.” Alas, “English breakfast” apparently means a handful of scones and berries.

“I like Nicole’s holistic approach to fashion,” Cumming said. “It’s more than about the clothes. It’s about scones. You may never again need to leave New York, which I’m sure your editors and publishers will be very excited about.”

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