MODERN LOVE: Who said Americans no longer want to buy French products? That was the reaction of Karl Lagerfeld to a triumphant sale last week of his collection of mostly French modernist furniture and objects, since roughly 80 percent of the buyers were American. He told Sotheby’s, which conducted the sale in Paris, that it “reaffirmed the fraternity of French and American taste.” Not to mention Lagerfeld’s. The sale netted about $8 million, converted from euros at current exchange — more than double expectations. A pair of Jean-Michel Frank tables fetched $458,000, while Eileen Gray’s oak and lacquer console went for $375,000.

KLUM TIME: Heidi Klum just couldn’t break away. Although her appearance was billed from noon to 1 p.m., the model stayed around greeting throngs of customers, taking pictures with fans and signing autographs until 2:30 p.m. Thursday at H&M’s Fifth Avenue flagship. Dressed in jeans and a bright yellow halter top, Klum is the latest to show off swimwear for H&M’s summer ad campaign.

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