WEDDING BELLES: The frothy white gowns that made their way down the Dior couture runway Wednesday caught the eye of at least one famous bride-to-be in the front row. "I'm shopping for my wedding dress," cooed Christina Aguilera, who added that Christian Lacroix and Givenchy were also possible bridal picks. Drew Barrymore was more coy, although rumor has it she soon may be walking down the aisle again. "This is my first Dior show. It is all very new to me," said the actress, taking time out from filming "Lucky You." After locking lips for the cameras with her fiancé, Fabrizio Moretti, Barrymore hinted she also was working on a commercial for South America, blushing when asked to reveal more. Elsewhere, the paparazzi crush reached dangerous proportions with the arrivals of Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang and Charlize Theron, who just wrapped up "Class Action," a movie about the first big sexual harassment case in the U.S. But other cameras soon will be turning. Theron, the face of J'Adore, said she would be spending the next few days in Paris posing for new Dior fragrance ads. "I've always liked fashion," she quipped. "It's a serious art form."
WHEN IN ROME: Fendi, which recently christened a new headquarters and flagship in Rome, is about to welcome a new director of worldwide communications. According to sources, Christiana Monfardini, who has handled worldwide public relations and communications for Moschino since 2002, is expected to join Fendi this fall. She will take over responsibilities handled in recent years by Carla Fendi. Monfardini's résumé also includes stints at Escada, Ittierre and Gianni Versace.
ROCK OF AGES: London came calling on Paris late Tuesday night when Hedi Slimane threw himself a raucous birthday party after his men's wear show. Not only did he bring in his favorite bands of the moment — including The Paddingtons and The Others — he arranged for two Eurostar carriages full of beer-fueled young trendies to join him. Still, all eyes were on the hottest not-so-secret couple of the moment, Pete Doherty and Kate Moss, who rambled into the party ready for a tear. After smooching with Doherty on the sofa and chatting with the likes of David Furnish, Pet Shop boy Neil Tennant and Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, Moss plucked a bottle of Dom Perignon from the ice bucket and hit the dance floor, where she took a friendly twirl with her ex, Jefferson Hack.
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