GOAT-GETTERS: The stairs outside of Bryant Park are crawling with hawkers, peddling everything from test-tubes to the new musical "Slut," so why not throw in a few goats? Saks Fifth Avenue chairman and chief executive officer Fred Wilson corralled some goats Thursday to kick off the store's "Wild About Cashmere" campaign.

To spread the word beyond the fashion flock, the goats will be hanging out with Saks reps Friday near the Staten Island ferry's entrance and on Saturday they are off to the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Monday calls for a "Today" show appearance and they will be front-and-center at Saks "Wild About Cashmere" party Tuesday. No word on what the goats thought of the shows.

ELEGANT BRIDE: One day after New York Fashion Week closes comes a major couture show in France. That's how many view the prospect of Delphine Arnault's wedding Saturday, when she will come down the aisle in Christian Dior couture by John Galliano to wed Alessandro Gancia, the groom dressed by Dior Homme's Hedi Slimane. Word has it Dior's couture ateliers have been working overtime to dress many of the 600-plus guests, too, an international who's who of royals, socialites and industry titans. The designer contingent will also be impressive, with Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs coming, along with Galliano and Slimane. For more on the wedding, see Suzy, page 14.

SHOW CRASHERS: With minutes to spare before the start of their 9 p.m. show Wednesday on 11th Avenue, Mark Badgley and James Mischka found themselves three models short. Carolina Trentini, Heather Marks and Cynthia Dicker had wound up in a fender bender en route from Vivienne Tam's 8 p.m. Bryant Park show.

Rushing into the lineup before Badgley Mischka's show, Marks said she wasn't sure what caused the accident or where exactly it happened since she was on the phone with her booker. Trentini continued, "We just heard screeching tires, and then ‘Boom!' Another cab hit us."

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