GIGLI AND BAZAAR? Romeo Gigli is talking to Harper's Bazaar about a possible sponsorship deal to show his spring collection during the New York shows in November.
"He's thinking about it, but doesn't know yet. It could be very nice," said Teresa Greco, Gigli's spokeswoman. She confirmed that Gigli met recently with Harper's Bazaar publisher Carl Portale, and referred any other questions to him. "Discussions are in the very early stages. Nothing is firm yet," said an HB spokeswoman.
LEAR'S CUT LOOSE: Lear's is officially out of business, as had been rumored for weeks. Founder Frances Lear announced at a meeting Thursday morning that she was folding the magazine, and then told staff to clean out their offices by 4 p.m.
A source inside the magazine said that while Lear had said the April issue would be the last, it was not certain that issue will be shipped, although it has been printed.
"I feel it's the best thing I ever worked on, and we put out a smart, stylish magazine," said executive editor Evelyn Renold. "I'm sorry it had to end this way."
DARYL'S NEW ROLE: It's official. Karl Lagerfeld and Elizabeth Arden have signed Daryl Hannah as the face for his new women's fragrance, Sun, Moon and Stars. It's set for a September launch in the U.S. and Europe. Peter Lindbergh has been hired to shoot the ad in Monte Carlo later this month.
NIGHTLINE GOES TO PARIS: ABC's "Nightline" is planning a segment on the Paris collections. Jim Bitterman, ABC News correspondent, based in Paris, shot several shows this week and interviewed designers, store presidents and journalists. An air date hasn't been set yet.
GLAAD HONOREE: Shoe and accessories designer Kenneth Cole will receive the 1994 GLAAD/NY Media Award Sunday for outstanding achievement in advertising when the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/New York holds its annual awards ceremony at The Plaza.
HORYN BITES YSL: Even in a season of nasty reviews, one in Thursday's Washington Post by Cathy Horyn was particularly harsh. "Expecting something great from Yves Saint Laurent these days is a little like waiting for Godot," Horyn wrote. "Let's face it, he's just not coming."
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