RETURN ENGAGEMENT: It looks like Miguel Adrover is going to make it back to the runways in September. As reported, the designer has been exploring backing and sponsorship opportunities to get a collection together for spring 2003, returning to the fashion scene a year after his former backers at The Leiber Group pulled the plug on his two-year-old signature line. Jennefer Hoffmann, his press director, sent out notes last week to editors confirming there will be a show, probably on Saturday, Sept. 21 or Sunday, Sept. 22. While the designer has had a few problems with his shows, like an errant sheep and crowd-control issues, the return of his otherwise well-received collections would mark a boost for New York’s currently cramped fashion week that looks otherwise weighted toward its first three days, and even justification for other designers to try showing that weekend. And who better to lead the flock?

OVER THE RAINBOW: When Sarah Jessica Parker had her photo taken wearing the now famous "rainbow dress" that’s appeared in several magazines, designer Nanette Lepore didn’t know quite what she was in for. According to the designer, there have been more than 200 calls made to the Nanette Lepore shop in Manhattan asking for the dress. The actual dress was featured in the August In Style, along with the price and the phone number of Lepore’s shop. The problem: it was never put into production. Patricia Field, the stylist for "Sex and the City," bought all six samples Lepore made and that was the end of the dress.

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