OLD LANG SIGN: The fashion pack moved on from Milan to the first Paris season in years without a Helmut Lang collection. A Prada Group spokesman confirmed Monday that it will not show the press the fall line this week, instead taking appointments in its satellite press offices. The collection was developed by Helmut Lang’s creative team in the wake of his exit in January from his signature fashion house. Meanwhile, sources said Lang is already gearing up for his next career move. He is said to have opened an office in SoHo under the banner “HL-art” to evaluate potential projects.

WHY NOT?: He’ll always have Paris, but Yohji Yamamoto is also in a Manhattan state of mind. WWD has learned that the Japanese designer, who showed his signature collection in Paris Monday night, plans to bring the Y-3 collection, his collaboration with Adidas, to New York fashion week in September.

HIGH STAKES: Coty Beauty has the making of a great soccer team. It already recruited David Beckham for a fragrance license. And now, speculation has it that Zinedine Zidane is next to ink a deal. According to industry buzz, the French football deity (who plays with Beckham for Real Madrid) will be the face for the Adidas Men skin care line, also licensed to Coty.

RED OR DEAD: Dutch designers Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, who channeled actress Tilda Swinton for their collection two years ago, have a new fashion muse this season: Tori Amos. The singer is expected to walk the Viktor & Rolf runway on Wednesday — while listening to her own voice on the soundtrack, of course.

D&G’s NEW DIGS: Dolce & Gabbana has reportedly snatched up another piece of prime Milan real estate. The designers are said to be renovating an old movie house in Viale Piave, just doors down from the Sheraton Diana Majestic Hotel. The company declined to comment on project specifics, but one source said the cinema would be converted into a new runway space. Meanwhile, a local newspaper said a store and company offices were also in the works.

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