MUSICALLY INCLINED: It was the top of the pops Monday night at Hedi Slimane’s Dior Homme show, which closed men’s fashion week in Paris. Among the front row denizens were Malcom McClaren, Casey Spooner of FischerSpooner, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys and Sir Elton John in a crested blazer. "It was like Jack the Ripper on acid," said Sir Elton, who had his eye on a short black tailcoat with sequin trim. But these musical greats probably won’t be the first to take Dior Homme from runway to reality. Karl Lagerfeld, noticing the models had silver chains wrapped around their wrists, removed his own chain belt and made it into a bracelet.

Meanwhile, Bloomingdale’s fashion director Kal Ruttenstein has been going for fittings chez Dior Homme. "[Hedi] offered to make me a suit. I went for my second fitting today and I’ll have a black suit on March 15. I was a little worried the lapels might be too narrow," he deadpanned. "But everything is in proportion."

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