BULGARI'S TV CLOSE-UP: Glamour and glitz — along with "Dynasty"-style drama — are back with ABC's new show, "Dirty Sexy Money," which premiered Sunday night at the Paramount Studios theater, with an after party hosted by Bulgari. The show makes its debut on small screens tonight, featuring fresh faces Samaire Armstrong and Natalie Zea, who play the spoiled Darling sisters, daughters of family patriarch Tripp Darling, portrayed by Donald Sutherland. "It's probably my easiest job ever," said "The O.C." alum Armstrong, who was dripping in Bulgari bling. "There are so many people to reference," she said of her wannabe actress socialite alter ego Juliet Darling. Viewers will only have to wait three episodes to see a Crystal vs. Alexis-style catfight, which goes down in the Beverly Hills Bulgari boutique (masquerading as the New York store) when Juliet clashes with an old rival. "We start throwing jewelry everywhere and I get to take her down, it's great," Armstrong said. — Marcy Medina

L.A. FASHION FEVER: Designers in Los Angeles are fine-tuning plans for their spring presentations during fashion week next month. Eco-conscious designer Linda Loudermilk will strut straight to Helios House, BP's environmentally friendly gas station at Olympic and Robertson Boulevards, for her first formal runway show Oct. 17 on her home turf. Loudermilk will work with producer Jeffrey Best to use the gas station to show looks fitting the theme of wind and trash. "The space really lends itself to building a great platform for the show," said Loudermilk Inc. chief operating officer Maggie Finneran, citing BP's "wonderful green initiative."

Bradley Baumkirchner, an alumnus of the reality TV show "Project Runway," is opting for a more conventional venue. Although he hasn't decided whether to show at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, Calif., where most of the runway events will be held, Baumkirchner said he will veer away from his avant-garde roots to highlight A-line skirts in sky blue silk chiffon and other dainty and airy looks inspired by the young Latina girls in his neighborhood. — Khanh T.L. Tran

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