IMAN’S CONNECTIONS: Iman, sporting an ultra-coveted Louis Vuitton Takashi Murakami bag at a luncheon Wednesday where she was honored with an Outstanding Mother award by the National Mother’s Day Committee, said she can’t believe the reaction she’s getting to her latest accessory.

"Everybody stops me in the street — I have never seen people react to a bag like this. I went to L.A., and security girls at the airport stopped me just to look at the bag," said the model, who is mother to two girls, ages 25 and 2 1/2. "People ask, ‘how did you get it?’ and ‘when did you get it?’ Well, I have connections."

MUSEUM QUALITY: Art and fashion are not only moving closer together — they’re shacking up. At least, that’s the case with Chloé, which after 10 years on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, is decamping across town to the Cartier Foundation, the Jean Nouvel-designed contemporary art museum. Cartier and Chloé are both part of the Richemont luxury family, and the foundation building on Boulevard Raspail also houses several of its watch brands. Chloé’s atelier, showroom, design studios, press and commercial offices will take over three floors of the glass tower – more than double the space it had previously. Chloé president Ralph Toledano said the move should be completed by mid-July and free up some additional space for the Chloé boutique, which will remain on Saint-Honoré. And it’s not only Toledano’s new office that will be decorated. He has been informed by the French government that he will be decorated as a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor later this year.

Meanwhile, Chloé, celebrating its 50th birthday this year, is still in the mood to party. The Paris house has organized a slate of anniversary cocktail receptions at its key boutiques, along with window displays of vintage Chloé designs revisited and modernized by the current creative director, Phoebe Philo. The retro festivities kick off May 15 in Paris and hit Monaco, London and New York before winding up in Tokyo in November.

MESDAMES X: Calling all tough girls: The chick flick is back. As in, chicks can kick some serious butt onscreen. At Monday night’s "X2" premiere at Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin and Kelly Hu may have been decked out in feminine Ungaro, Dolce & Gabbana, M.R.S. by Molly Stern and Alberta Ferretti, respectively, but on-screen they stuck to form-fitting pants — or nothing at all, in Romijn-Stamos’ case — to go head-to-head with the movie’s male stars Hugh Jackman, James Marsden and Alan Cumming. Cumming, it seemed, also chose a role reversal Monday night, turning up in a custom-made Levi’s kilt with a matching vest and jacket. "I’ve worn kilts before, but never to a premiere and never one with sparkles on it," he said.AMIES’ AIM: The late Sir Hardy Amies, who died last month, was best known as Queen Elizabeth’s personal couturier, but his services for England went far beyond the sartorial. Personal files released this week by the National Archives have revealed that Amies also served as a spymaster during World War II, training potential agents. But like any self-respecting dressmaker, Amies — a.k.a. Lt. Col. Amies of the Special Operations Executive — saw fit to organize a photo shoot for British Vogue, posing alongside secret agents and resistance workers. The shoot, which took place in Brussels in 1944, was branded a "gaudy publicity stunt" by a senior SOE officer, who quickly asked Vogue to drop the offending photographs. None of this, however, was news to the house of Hardy Amies in London. "We’ve known about all this for years," said a spokesman for the house, now owned by the London-based Luxury Brands Group.

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