SNOW WHITE: Karl Lagerfeld may have had an early call Wednesday morning for his Lagerfeld Gallery show at 10:30. But, of course, the busiest man in fashion had accomplished plenty before that. Awakening to a blanket of fresh snow, a rarity in Paris, Lagerfeld grabbed his cameras and headed out to his garden to document it. “There’s nothing more beautiful than snow on a landscape like that,” he said backstage. “But you have to do it right away, because after three hours, it’s dirty.”

HAIR APPARENT: “The hair is here,” one guest declared at the MAC party Tuesday night when guest of honor Diana Ross entered the room. Certainly, there was no missing the music legend, especially in an updo, as she made her way through the Relais Plaza restaurant. Encountering Betty Catroux on the way to her table, Ross held out her hand and said, “How are you? I saw you at the show today,” referring to the Christian Dior show that morning. Catroux, the nucleus of the Yves Saint Laurent tribe, couldn’t hide her puzzlement, but just played along. “We had dinner 20 years ago,” Catroux explained later. “She even sang for us in the car. It was fabulous.” Ross didn’t sing for her supper, but a budding recording artist, Vanessa Brown, did. Also paying homage to Ross were designers Loulou de la Falaise, Christian Louboutin, Victoire de Castellane and Nathalie Rykiel. Marisa Berenson, whose friendship with Ross goes back to Berenson’s L.A. days, said she’s still awed by the diva’s presence. “She’s extraordinary to watch, and there’s nothing like that voice,” Berenson said.

WHERE’S TOMMY?: Curious showgoers wondered Wednesday why Tommy Hilfiger wasn’t at the Lagerfeld Gallery fashion show in Paris, considering how excited Hilfiger was about his company buying Lagerfeld’s business. But Hilfiger had a legitimate excuse.

“I just got back from Elmira,” said the designer Wednesday. “My mother’s sister passed away. She helped my mother raise all nine of her children.” Hilfiger said he was supposed to fly to Paris Tuesday night, but instead went to his aunt’s funeral that afternoon. “I was ready to go and was very excited,” he said.

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