HOT KNOTT: Louis Féraud has a hot line for fall — as in stolen. Thieves broke into Féraud’s Paris headquarters Thursday and made off with 25 pieces of the collection shown on the runway two days earlier. Curiously, the thieves didn’t grab from one rack, but selected key looks, including smokings, leather jackets and a dress with an iconic print. Féraud managing director François-Xavier de Monts said the theft is wreaking havoc on its sales campaign, but the house is sewing up duplicates right away. Maybe the thieves are, too. "We hope, at least, it will copied," De Monts said. "We’re trying to see things in a positive way."

FASHIONABLE LONDON: It seems Giorgio Armani is ready to take on London — once again. The designer plans to unveil his retrospective at London’s Royal Academy on Oct. 14. The show, which was set to take place last fall, will now run until mid-February 2004. The traveling exhibition, which began in 2000 at the Guggenheim in New York, will run at Berlin’s Neue National Gallery from May until July. Bob Wilson, who designed the original set for the retrospective, will be adapting his designs to suit the Royal Academy’s space. Armani plans to host an opening gala the evening of Oct. 14.

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