DIANE’S RUG WRAP: Eyewear, check. Cosmetics, check. London store, check. Rug line? Actually, yes. Diane von Furstenberg is branching into the home arena with a rug collection featuring patterns based on her signature prints.

The collection will bow at a launch party tonight and is produced through a partnership with London-based The Rug Co. There are four styles made of wool — called Funky Zebra, Royal Leopard, Grand Rose and Spiral Hearts — that wholesale at $85 a square foot. The Bishop’s Cape style, a wool-silk blend, will run $125 a square foot.

The Rug Co.’s Designer Collection has collaborated with other fashion design firms, including Paul Smith, Marni, Lulu Guinness and Matthew Williamson. Diane von Furstenberg rugs will be sold through The Rug Co.’s New York and London showrooms.



BROOKS AND INTERNS: Parsons School of Design will open its latest fashion-related exhibition on Wednesday, entitled “Donald Brooks: A Designer For All Seasons.” The costume and fashion designer, who graduated from Parsons in 1950, is also being feted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America this month. Brooks is a founding member of the CFDA, so the organization is throwing a members-only cocktail party in his honor.

The exhibition, which takes place at the Arnold Aronson Gallery at 66 Fifth Avenue in New York, runs through Dec. 5 and features evening gowns on loan from private collections, as well as sketches and photographs from Brooks’ career.

There will be a symposium devoted to Brooks on Oct. 25 that will be moderated by former Lord & Taylor creative director Gerald Blum and will feature a panel of industry veterans, including former Vogue editor Grace Mirabella and former Saks Fifth Avenue and L&T buyer Jeane Eddy, speaking about Brooks’ influence on American fashion.

In other Parsons news, the school’s Career Services Office is staging its first Annual Internship Fair on Oct. 23 at the New School University Hall at 55 West 13th Street in Manhattan. There are various design fields to which the fair is geared and several fashion companies will participate, including Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Fossil, Polo Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne and Sean John.

GOLDEN RECEIVER: Pamella Roland won the Gold Coast Fashion Award Show Sept. 24 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers.

The Children’s Service Board organized the annual event, which attracted 1,300 people and raised almost $300,000 for pediatric cardiac services at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Each year at the luncheon event, there is a fashion show featuring several looks from a handful of designers. Following the show, attendees pick their favorite designer and the winner returns the following year to present his or her full collection. Last year’s winner was Los Angeles-based dress designer Kevan Hall.



DESIGNER CLASSIC MOVIES: Mark Badgley and James Mischka hosted a screening of “Dinner at Eight” Oct. 2 at the Alliance Française in Midtown Manhattan to help kick off a 16-movie festival on Turner Classic Movies called “Style in Motion.”

Each Monday this month, TCM will air four movies chosen by fashion well-knowns Kate and Andy Spade, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Kors, as well as Badgley and Mischka. The films will air back-to-back and feature a short commentary and introduction by the designers explaining the reasons for choosing the films.

Some of the other films include “Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Women,” “Funny Girl,” and “The Thomas Crown Affair.”

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