THE NERVE OF HIM: Marc Jacobs is fine. His appearance at events wearing a neck brace this week, however, sent the rumor mill churning at full tilt, but a spokesman for the designer said there’s nothing to worry about. “He had a pinched nerve in his back,” he said. “There is nothing wrong. The show will go on.”

So will the after party.

This season, Jacobs is hosting a benefit for the Hetrick-Martin Institute in the garden of the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea on Monday night, with his business partner, Robert Duffy, Hetrick-Martin spokeswoman Hilary Swank and the Lancaster Group as co-hosts. Jacobs has designed limited edition T-shirts, hats and bracelets that will be sold at the event, with all proceeds going to the institute. Prices range from between $5 and $7 for patches, $10 for bracelets, $25 for hats and $50 for T-shirts.

Hetrick-Martin is a not-for-profit agency that serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth that also provides educational services to the Harvey Milk High School in New York.

Jacobs has also recruited Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction to DJ under his pseudonym, Peretz.

CELEB SET: As publicists battle to land the biggest stars for the fashion week front rows — Demi Moore is the big catch — fashion houses are already crowing over who’s coming to their shows. Some designers passed on Liza Minnelli, but Alice Roi not only accepted her request, she sent over two outfits for the diva to choose from.

Apart from the roster of regulars — Natasha Lynonne, T-Boz, Damon Dash, Salman Rushdie and the Hiltonettes — Venus Williams is back with rsvps for Luca Luca and B. Michael, the latter of whom has themed his collection around Susan Failes-Hill’s recently published memoir of her mother, Josephine Premice, called “Always Wear Joy.” He’s also invited Chris Rock and Spike Lee, through their respective spouses, who are clients.Also at the high end of the game is Beyoncé, expected at GF Ferré and House of Field. Britney Spears is also said to be making her second appearance at House of Field. Then, somewhere else on the spectrum, Ivana Trump and Denise Rich were recruited to model for Lloyd Klein.

And in an inevitable twist, there’s also bound to be some “Queer Eyes” around, apart from those of Robert Verdi. Carson Kressley is expected to attend Luca Luca’s show.

A NOSE FOR CHIC: Forget about cutlery as a Concorde souvenir. Devotees of the grounded supersonic airliner can soon bid on some major hardware. On Nov. 15, Christie’s in Paris plans to auction about 200 pieces from two Air France birds, from the wings and the pilot’s seat to the engine and flight instruments. But the most coveted piece is expected to be the 10-foot nose, which is estimated to bring in bids ranging from between $11,200 and $16,800. The announcement of the sale Wednesday afternoon unleashed a frenzy of interest, with Paris radio stations fielding calls from all around the world. But interested buyers will have to fly to Paris on regular airliners.

DESIGNER COOKIE DOUGH: Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam and Betsey Johnson have teamed up with Eleni’s New York, a gourmet bakery, to design a 7th on Sixth Couture Cookie Collection. Each of the designers submitted original sketches that will appear on the ready-to-eat sugar cookies. Eleni’s will donate all proceeds to Key to The Cure, Saks Fifth Avenue’s philanthropic initiative benefiting Women’s Cancer Research. The couture cookie collection will be sold exclusively at Eleni’s New York in Chelsea Market at 75 Ninth Avenue, or online at They sell for $55 for a tin of 18.

While you’re blowing your diet, there’s also Eleni’s Favorites, being introduced this fall, which feature cookies to resemble Burberry, Chanel and Hermès handbags, as well as Manolo Blahnik, Marc Jacobs and Gucci shoes.TEMPERLEY’S TEMPO: London designer Alice Temperley managed to cull quite the fashion crowd Tuesday night at the launch of her new showroom in SoHo. Models Jacquetta Wheeler, Amy Wesson and Ines Rivero made the rounds as well as socialites Elizabeth Kieselstein-Cord, Alex Kramer, Olivia Chantecaille and Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos. Hip and savvy retailers like Ana Abdul of Language, Sarah Easley and Beth Buccini of Kirna Zabête and Meital Grantz of Talulah G in Las Vegas also turned up to check out Temperley’s wares.

Aided by trays of champagne, rose petal martinis and the Temperley family’s apple brandy — their private stash — revelers stayed past 1 a.m. toasting to Temperley’s new fashion darling status.

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