RISE AND SHINE: Another famous European footwear brand is stepping forward for a polish. WWD has learned that Bruno Magli has tapped Irish-born, Paris-based designer Sharon Wauchob to revamp its shoes, handbags and belts — and perhaps even develop some leatherwear. Wauchob, 32, is expected to present her first complete Magli collection in a few months for fall 2004 retailing. She will also continue to present her three-year-old signature label on the runway in Paris. Opera, the Bulgari-backed investment fund, bought a controlling stake in Bologna, Italy-based Magli in 2001 with a view to buffing the 67-year-old brand.

HAIR APPARENT: In Paris, there’s much ado about hairdos — thanks to Odile Gilbert. The celebrated French coiffeuse is putting the finishing touches on “Her Style: Hair by Odile Gilbert,” a coffee table book featuring images spanning her almost 20-year career in fashion. A sneak peak at the tome, due out in October, reveals photographs by Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight and Annie Leibovitz, among others. Odes to Odile penned by friends, from Christian Lacroix and John Galliano, are also sprinkled throughout. The 296-page hardback is published by 7L Steidl, the printing house Karl Lagerfeld set up with German art publisher Gerhard Steidl. Ever the multitasker, Lagerfeld not only published the book — he wrote the foreword and lensed some of its images.

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