FILM BUFF: Tom Ford may be studying up on filmmaking for his post-fashion career, but could his Gucci Group stablemate Stella McCartney beat him to the box office? Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was in McCartney’s front row Sunday morning and said, “I’d love for Stella to design a film for me — costumes, everything. Maybe a musical,” he said, noting he owns the film rights to “Pippin” and “Damn Yankees.” In Paris shooting scenes for “The Big Raid,” a World War II drama starring Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Fiennes, Weinstein also turned up at shows later in the day, including Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. As for McCartney, Weinstein said he’s known her since she was eight years old, and admires her vision: “She’s on the cutting edge and she knows what young people want today.”

TURNING BACK TIME: “I’m exhausted,” Pierre Bergé confessed Friday night as guests poured into the Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé Foundation and its inaugural exhibition, “Dialogue With Art.” “We were putting the final touches in place until 2 a.m. last night,” Bergé sighed. “I’m relieved. It’s done.” For many members of the extended Saint Laurent family who attended, including Catherine Deneuve, Alber Elbaz and Betty Catroux, the exhibit was a walk down memory lane. “This is really the best of what he did,” commented Deneuve of the dresses inspired by Mondrian, Picasso and Matisse. “These dresses are burned into my memory,” added the couturier’s mother, Lucienne Saint Laurent. But Catroux, Saint Laurent’s androgynous muse, said she felt a bit left out. “There’s not one smoking suit. Only dresses,” she sniffed. “They’re beautiful, but this exhibit has nothing to do with my chapter at Yves Saint Laurent.” Meanwhile, YSL’s new owner, Francois-Henri Pinault, and PPR chairman Serge Weinberg, received a guided tour by Bergé. Pinault said the foundation perpetuated the brand’s aura. “It’s an homage that is well deserved,” he offered.

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