• THE ‘IN’ SCENE: An hour after the lights went out, an exasperated building manager huffed and puffed at 205 West 39th Street, not sure what to do about all the Calvin Klein employees who were still hanging about in offices throughout the building. The designer himself, having stepped back from the company’s day-to-day operations, wasn’t there. Instead, he and Warhol-era photographer Christopher Makos were among a group spotted about that time strolling through the newly remodeled pier off of Christopher Street in the Hudson River Park, which is right across the street from Klein’s new apartment.

    The next day, Amanda Moore was spotted there with a friend, as were designers Peter Som and Marc Bouwer, plus French actor Lothaire Bluteau.

  • CAKE WALK: In the West Village on Thursday afternoon, Sarah Jessica Parker and her baby caught what little breeze there was on the front steps of her town house. Hilary Swank and Chad Lowe bicycled through the streets and other locals queued up at the Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker Street, which handed out every last sweet — from cupcakes and banana pudding to entire icebox cakes — free.

  • DOWNTOWN DENIZEN: Betsey Johnson spent the better part of Friday afternoon at Milady’s bar in SoHo. Despite the lack of power and heat, Johnson managed to look her fashion designer best as she sat at the bar with a friend. Dressed in a sapphire blue silk cami and bright pink Da-Nang cargoes, the designer lived up to her whimsical reputation. Along with the rest of the revelers, she cheered when the indoor neon Milady’s sign lit up. Upon exiting, Johnson was overheard saying, “Where’s the pizza place?”

  • ELVIS’ HOT DUET: The heat couldn’t quell Elvis Costello’s ardor on Friday. The artist was strolling arm in arm down Fifth Avenue with singer-girlfriend Diana Krall. The pair stopped just before Washington Square Park to enjoy a languorous kiss.
  • IN LIMBO: Sportswear designer Diane Gilman was supposed to fly out to St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday night to prepare for her appearance on the Home Shopping Network tonight, but she was afraid she’d never get a flight out.

    “It’s one of my biggest shows of the year,” said Gilman, who was spotted on Madison Avenue and 37th Street on Friday afternoon. In addition to not getting there in time, she feared with the power outage, no one would even be able to watch it on TV. Like everyone else on in the Garment District, Gilman was closed out of her office at 1441 Broadway Friday morning.

    “I think my employees love me, but not enough to go up 29 flights,” said Gilman. “I should be down in St. Petersburg, getting the models ready. The flights are sporadic. It’s hell for a quadruple A personality.”

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