SAVILE KNOWS:Does Givenchy have its eye on British men ’s wear designer Ozwald teng one of the most colorful tailors on Savile Row? "I ’m being courted.We ’ve had discussions," Boateng said,,declining to elaborate.A Givenchy spokesman was adamant that there are no openings in its men ’s department. Could Boateng be a ladies ’ man, then? As reported,he ’s launching a women ’s "bespoke " perfume this spring,and he didn ’t rule out a signature women ’s wear launch in the near future.

SAILING FROM NINA:The new president of Nina Ricci ’s fashion house,Paul Deneve ,doesn ’t arrive on the job until May.But already, changes are looming in the creative department.Sources said creative director James Aguiar ,who joined the house from Bergdorf Goodman in 2001,will exit next month after showing Ricci ’s fall 2003 collection.He could not be reached for comment.

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