HAUTE HONORS: Suzanne Saperstein, one of the world’s biggest couture clients and a devout Francophile, can soon add a new title: Legion of Honor. Saperstein said she and her media tycoon husband, David, have received notice from the French Ministry of Culture that they will be decorated with awards of merit for their support of French culture and preservation of antiques. The big spenders have a 45,000-square-foot home in Los Angeles they consider an homage to the great chateaux of France.“It’s the first time they’ve ever given it to a couple,” Saperstein said. The ceremony is set for November.

I'M AB FAB, TOO: Sir Elton John isn’t the only star who is set to make a guest appearance on “Absolutely Fabulous.” Couturier Jean Paul Gaultier will also make a cameo alongside Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley for the show’s fall television season. The designer, a longtime fan, filmed the episode last month.

HOGAN’S HEROES: If there’s one thing Tod’s chief Diego Della Valle has taught his son, Emanuele, it’s how to create mystique behind a brand. So Dad had to be quite proud of his son’s impressive installation, “Hogan Riders — Tales & Times of Motorcycle Lifestyle,” which opened during the Milan men’s collections last week. “The motorcycle world is synonymous with Hogan because of the freedom that the brand inspires,” Emanuele Della Valle said. The 27-year-old and his team compiled some of the hottest, most historic wheels to ever grace film — from the Yamaha in the first “The Matrix” film to one of the Harleys from “Easy Rider.” They even went as far as to bring in one of the original “riders” from the 1969 road film. Dennis Hopper, who rides with the Guggenheim Motorcycle Club, stayed low-key in a private back lounge covered in original “Rider” posters. “I was completely blown away by the research and the types of bikes they found,” Hopper said. “There are posters from ‘Easy Rider’ here that I didn’t even know existed.” For its contribution, Hogan introduced a new line of men’s travel luggage as well as biker boots for men and women. The company also customized two bikes in Hogan leather that were later auctioned for charity.GLAM SLAM: The models all gathered on Wednesday night for DIFFA’s Viva Glam Casino night, hosted by Maggie Rizer and sponsored by MAC. With Todd Oldham working the turntables as DJ, Angela Lindvall, Michelle Hicks and Anouk Lepere hit the dance floor, while Carol Alt upped the ante playing blackjack. Fashionable types, including Kelly Klein, Yigal Azrouel, John Truex, David Lauren and Rafe Totentengo, made their way down to the Regent Wall Street for the event, though few took the party’s diamond theme to heart. “I couldn’t even bother wearing socks,” said Peter Som, dressed for the hot summer weather in a light shirt and sandals.

BABY BUCCINI:The fashion tribe gained a new member on Sunday when Kirna Zabête’s Beth Buccini gave birth to the 8-pound, 8-ounce Josephine Olympia. “I feel great,” said the elder Buccini on Thursday afternoon. “I even made it to a Chloé appointment today.” Baby Josephine will make her debut at the upcoming ready-to-wear shows in September.

A STYLISH POUCH: The Flying Kangaroo is getting a makeover. In Sydney today, Qantas Airlines unveils uniforms created by local designer Peter Morrissey. Under a 10-year contract, Morrissey has redesigned everything from pilots’ hats to baggage handlers’ cargo pants and polo shirts.

Female flight staff will wear a three-piece suit with a knee-length pencil skirt or trousers in a black stretch-wool blend, white stretch-cotton shirts, a men’s tie or women's foulard in a boomerang-circle print silk charmeuse in earth tones, courtesy of Aboriginal design company Balarinji. There are also two shirt-dresses. Ground staff wear charcoal suits and Balarinji print shirts.

“I always wanted a Learjet,” quipped Morrissey. “Instead, I got an airline.”

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