PUFF MAMA: It took a while, but Sean (P. Diddy) Combs is finally entering the women’s wear market. Sources said the performer/producer/designer will debut eight looks from the new line on the Sean John runway on Feb. 8 at Cipriani. Combs launched Sean John in 1998 and first showed his collection in 1999.
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CHECK YOUR SEAT, AND YOUR E-MAIL: Those attending Kenneth Cole’s men’s and women’s fashion show Feb. 7 better check their seat assignments — or risk ending up at the wrong show, literally. The designer will stage both his men’s and women’s fashion shows — simultaneously on separate runways —at the Pavilion in Bryant Park.
BRUNO MAGLI BREAKS A LEG: Just kidding. But the shoe designer is getting into the Broadway spirit of things. To celebrate the opening of his newly designed penthouse showroom, he designed a limited-edition “La Boheme” shoe inspired by the character Musetta in Baz Luhrmann’s “La Boheme.” At the kickoff party Monday night, Musetta will be on hand to perform in her signature shoes, and a percentage of proceeds from the sales will be donated to Broadway Cares.
THE UMA EFFECT: Uma Thurman helped put Prada on the map when she wore that filmy lavender gown to the Academy Awards in 1994, and she’s currently lending a little of her celebrity magic to another emerging Italian fashion house, Ermanno Scervino. While leafing through an issue of W, Thurman spotted the company’s ad, called them up and ordered two of their embroidered coats with fur trim. She even asked if they had any gowns she could wear to the Golden Globes. They didn’t, as it turned out, but they will if she needs one for the Oscars. “We’re hoping lightning will strike twice,” said a spokesman for the company.