TEMPER, TEMPER: Poor Laura Whitcomb. On Saturday night, with her show already half an hour late and the models nowhere near ready to put on their first looks, Oribe threw a mini-temper tantrum. "Those people out there are going to just have to wait," he said, refusing to work any faster. "If the girls don't look right, they can't go out there. They'll just have to wait." The show started an hour late, and Whitcomb nearly came to blows with the hair stylist at the finale, when she wanted to brush out a model's hair. Near tears, Whitcomb had to be forced to take her runway bow. Backstage, supportive fans told her not to be upset. "It doesn't matter if you got into a fight with him," said one editor. "Everybody has."

A CONTENTED BRAVO: So who will take over at Bergdorf's, should chairman Burton Tansky make the move to Dallas for the top post at Neiman's? Saks president Rosemarie Bravo? Asked at Marc Jacobs's show on Saturday about the rumors that she was one of the top contenders, Bravo shook her head and said: "I have no comment, except to say I'm very happy at Saks."

GIANNI'S MOVE: New York's Big Tops may not be a match for the $1 million glass house in which he shows in Milan, but Gianni Versace was planning to give the 7th on Sixth tents the once-over Sunday in preparation for his expected move to show his collection here in November.

BOOK 'EM, DONNA: Donna Karan decided at the last minute that since no other designer is featuring celebrity models in their shows this season, she'll do it. Of course, she's been known to change her mind, but Donna has put a hold on Isabella Rossellini, Sandra Bernhard, Sofia Coppola and Zoe Cassavetes for her collection show Wednesday. And for an added attraction, Sofia's pop, Francis Ford Coppola is expected to attend.

HOT SPOT: People still find time to eat during fashion week -- especially at 44 at The Royalton. Last Wednesday, Carolina Herrera lunched with Jackie O., Anna Wintour with Ralph Lauren and S.I. Newhouse, and Calvin Klein with wife Kelly. On Friday, Calvin turned up with Suzy Menkes, Peggy Siegel dished with Patty Raynes, James Truman huddled with Graydon Carter, Jean-Piero Dotti dined with Ellin Saltzman, and Gianni Versace held court with his sister Donatella, Paul Beck and Antonio D'Amico.

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