SHUTTERED-BUGS: Fur protesters weren’t the only disruption during Paris Fashion Week. Several photographers were taken into custody by police at the Chanel show on Monday for allegedly violating intellectual property laws in France. Françoise Benhamou, head of judicial affairs and intellectual property at the French Fashion Federation, described an "illicit traffic" of photographs for profit that upset the federation and some of its largest members. She declined to identify the photographers, but it is believed they include Don Ashby, Marcio Madeira and Olivier Claisse. They could not immediately be reached for comment.

FLYING SOLO: Fashion people don’t always travel in pairs. That was the lesson Monday night when überhip Paris store Colette threw a bash to celebrate the launch of its new compilation CD. Although Karl Lagerfeld arrived with his frequent sidekick Hedi Slimane, Viktor Horsting of Viktor & Rolf made a rare appearance without his design partner, Rolf Snoeren, who was stuck in bed ill. Meanwhile, Milla Jovovich tore up the dance floor as music blared until the wee hours at the La Cigale music hall near Pigalle. And Colette hasn’t finished blowing off steam yet. The store plans to host a book-signing party for Pierre Bergé’s new tome, "Time Goes On, I Remain," on Thursday evening.

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