HAIR DO: Odile Gilbert feted her new coffee-table book, “Her Style: Hair by Odile Gilbert,” at a bash Sunday night at the members-only club Castel. “The idea for the book came from Karl [Lagerfeld] — he pushed me to do it [since] there’s not so much information about hair,” explained Gilbert.

“Odile is part of the generation that put hair on another level,” said Lagerfeld, whose 7L Steidl, the printing house he set up with German art publisher Gerhard Steidl, brought out the 296-page hardback. “Today, makeup and hair are as important as the clothes.”

Images in the book span Gilbert’s almost 20-year career

in fashion and were shot by photographers such as Peter Lindbergh, Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz. “The text in the book is by everyone in the business,” explained Gilbert.

Others guests at the party included Jean Paul Gaultier, Linda Evangelista, Viktor Horsting, Rolf Snoeren and

Olivier Theyskens.



SWISS MISS: What designer do you wear when you’re hosting a table surrounded by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Helmut Lang and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana? Carine Roitfeld, who hosted all those designer heavyweights Thursday night at her bash for French Vogue, went for neutral territory: Loris Azzaro. “It was sort of like Switzerland,” she quipped. Her crystal-studded white jersey gown, from the spring 2004 Azzaro collection, is part of 20 dresses inspired by the vintage trend. Recently, Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone and Liz Hurley have all worn Azzaro dresses from the Seventies and Eighties.



WINDOW SHOPPING: Mounir Moufarrige, the former Chloé executive who now owns a share in the Worth lingerie brand, was spotted at the Leonard show on Saturday afternoon. After founding — and selling — the upstart France Luxury Group a few years back, Moufarrige said he’s looking for new investment opportunities. “You could make something of Leonard,” he said. “I’m looking around. It may be becoming a good time to buy again.”STICKY FINGERS: How can you tell a collection is a hit? “I know it’s good when the models try to steal it,” Michael Kors said at his party Thursday night after the Celine show, where Louis Vuitton honcho Yves Carcelle and his wife, Rebecca, tore up the dance floor. Kors gave no indication how much “shrinkage” there was this season — that’s trade talk for theft — but he said he was inspired by this trip to Paris after seeing all the white-gloved waiters at the Plaza Athenee hotel. “I’m going to have to bring back gloves to New York with me; it’s so sleek.”



HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN: Cate Blanchett glammed down for the title role in “Veronica Guerin” with buttoned-up shirts and a cropped ’do, so at Wednesday’s premiere at the Bruin Theatre in Westwood, Calif., the three-months-pregnant star wanted to show off her sexy figure. Blanchett flashed some leg and a devilish grin in her elegant tweed Louis Verdad coat with a slit that uncovered — gasp! — HotPants and fishnets. The actress admitted she chose her outfit in celebration of her last bump-free moments: “I don’t think I’ll be squeezing into HotPants much longer!” she laughed.

While Blanchett said that carrying her second child leaves her feeling “a bit tired,” judging by her strut down the red carpet in thigh-high stiletto boots, she looked as though she had energy to spare, although she proclaimed, “It’s a fond farewell to the HotPants tonight.”

At the premiere of “Runaway Jury” the next night at Hollywood’s Cineramadome Theatre, Brit actress Rachel Weisz glowed in pink satin amidst a sea of black. She chose a sleek number by Narciso Rodriguez, saying, “He is the ultimate. No one really cuts for women’s bodies like he does — elegant and sexy but not overwhelming. The dress doesn’t wear you.” In the film, Weisz plays a woman who fixes juries for money, and she admitted, “It’s fun to play people who have secrets, and it’s fun to have secrets in real life. They give us a glow.”WHAT’S AFTER HAVEN: Bryan Adams, the singer-turned-photographer, has been shooting a bevy of New York society ladies and actresses in recent weeks for his latest project, a book being published next year to raise funds for breast cancer charities. Last week, he photographed Sarah Jessica Parker, Lauren Hutton and Nan Kempner, and put each of them in an outfit from Calvin Klein, as he plans to do with some 50 other subjects in the coming months. Klein’s company is returning the favor of exposure with an added appearance for Adams. He’ll be performing at “Fashion Rocks” next Wednesday in London during the Calvin Klein segment of the show.



GETTING TESTY: It looks as if the Italian leather goods firm A. Testoni is gearing up for a major relaunch. WWD has learned that the firm has tapped Massimo Macchi, an alum of both Bulgari and Boucheron, as its commercial director of marketing and sales. A spokeswoman for Testoni declined further comment, saying only that the company has been beefing up management as part of an expansion strategy it plans to detail soon.



SEALED AND DELIVERED: Sir Paul McCartney is a very proud father-to-be. Sitting in the front row at his daughter Stella’s show Sunday morning, he couldn’t resist rubbing the bulging belly of his wife Heather Mills, who is expecting in five weeks. “We know if it’s a boy or a girl, but we’re not telling,” Mills demurred. She added that the baby’s name is picked out, too. And what about Stella’s spring collection? Mills said she loved it, but noted that she’s been relegated to wearing Top Shop for the moment. “I can’t fit into anything Stella makes right now,” Mills said. Later, the McCartney family convened at Le Bataclan for The Pretenders concert, where rock and fashion truly collided. At one point, lead singer Chrissie Hynde invited Stella and Kate Moss to join her on stage, and the three jammed to “Brass in Pocket.” Hynde declared to the crowd: “If someone should have been a rock star, it should have been Kate Moss.”WHAT’S AFTER HAVEN: Bryan Adams, the singer-turned-photographer, has been shooting a bevy of New York society ladies and actresses in recent weeks for his latest project, a book being published next year to raise funds for breast cancer charities. Last week, he photographed Sarah Jessica Parker, Lauren Hutton and Nan Kempner, and put each of them in an outfit from Calvin Klein, as he plans to do with some 50 other subjects in the coming months. Klein’s company is returning the favor of exposure with an added appearance for Adams. He’ll be performing at “Fashion Rocks” next Wednesday in London during the Calvin Klein segment of the show.



GETTING TESTY: It looks as if the Italian leather goods firm A. Testoni is gearing up for a major relaunch. WWD has learned that the firm has tapped Massimo Macchi, an alum of both Bulgari and Boucheron, as its commercial director of marketing and sales. A spokeswoman for Testoni declined further comment, saying only that the company has been beefing up management as part of an expansion strategy it plans to detail soon.



SEALED AND DELIVERED: Sir Paul McCartney is a very proud father-to-be. Sitting in the front row at his daughter Stella’s show Sunday morning, he couldn’t resist rubbing the bulging belly of his wife Heather Mills, who is expecting in five weeks. “We know if it’s a boy or a girl, but we’re not telling,” Mills demurred. She added that the baby’s name is picked out, too. And what about Stella’s spring collection? Mills said she loved it, but noted that she’s been relegated to wearing Top Shop for the moment. “I can’t fit into anything Stella makes right now,” Mills said. Later, the McCartney family convened at Le Bataclan for The Pretenders concert, where rock and fashion truly collided. At one point, lead singer Chrissie Hynde invited Stella and Kate Moss to join her on stage, and the three jammed to “Brass in Pocket.” Hynde declared to the crowd: “If someone should have been a rock star, it should have been Kate Moss.”

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