THE COUTURE STORE: Ina already had its field day with “Sex and the City” castoffs. Now Versace is getting into the act, having shipped over the couture gown worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the next-to-last episode of the series, the one with 10,000 ruffles she wore while strewn across a bed in a Paris hotel. The dress was installed on Thursday just inside Versace’s Fifth Avenue flagship, where the store is entertaining a sale of the original sample, as well as taking orders for the custom-made dress. Although Versace has reportedly had more than 10 inquiries from potential customers, there was no word on just how many will go for the price — estimated at roughly $79,000. Just like at the shows, the original is expected to sell for about half that.

DOUBLE TAKE: It would seem that Barneys has a stable full of muses in its offices. First, denim twins Chip & Pepper named a pair of jeans after fashion director Julie Gilhart — now, a model bearing a striking resemblance to Judy Collinson, the store’s executive vice president and general merchandise manager, graces the pages of its spring catalogue.

“Judy Collinson is our muse for the Barneys New York catalogue,” said creative director Simon Doonan. “It’s her brainchild, she gives birth to it every season. She’s known for a slightly severe intellectual personal style. [And in the spread], it’s as if Lana Turner and C.Z. Guest gave Judy a makeover. It’s the essence of Judy with a little Lana and a little C.Z.”

RIDING WITH FORD: Ford Models has signed Tilda Swinton — she of the stunning cheekbones and current Viktor & Rolf muse. Turns out, the actress and Neal Hamil, Ford’s executive vice president, share the same personal attorney, who suggested she find proper representation outside the Hollywood circle. Hamil, meanwhile, is a big fan and signing her was a no-brainer. “I’m kind of infatuated with her,” he said. He’ll filter the proper advertising, endorsements and editorial gigs for her. “I’m looking for Tilda to do a beauty or some really groovy fashion campaign,” he says. “With those shoulders, long neck and gorgeous legs, she’s a natural clothes hanger.” Outside of the modeling world, Ford now reps model-turned-heartthrob Trent Ford, Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom and publishing heiress Lydia Hearst-Shaw, who just shot a cover and 16 inside pages with Steven Meisel for Italian Vogue.EXECUTIVE SUIT: Stan Herman, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, is being honored Wednesday for his contributions to Career Gear, a charity that supplies interview-appropriate suits, shoes and counseling to men who need help getting back into the workforce for various reasons, similar to women’s programs like the Bottomless Closet and Dress for Success. Also being honored at the event at the NASDAQ MarketSite is Silverstein Properties for donating office space to Career Gear, which counts Brooks Brothers and Men’s Wearhouse among its major supporters.

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