IN THE BUSH? If you are Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky and you’ve just had one of the most-publicized (but yet private) weddings in recent memory, where do you escape for a honeymoon away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi? Well, sources say the newlyweds have headed into the wild — South Africa. While a spokesman for President Clinton declined to comment Monday, speculation is the couple is on safari in South Africa, which, if true, would make perfect sense. First, few people would recognize them in South Africa. And second, what paparazzi is going to risk being attacked by a lion or rhino just to get a photo of the couple?
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TOMMY, A LEGEND: Tommy Hilfiger is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his fashion business this year, which should offer ample reason for legend status — at least according to the folks at the Pratt Institute. On Oct. 20, Pratt is honoring Hilfiger at its Legends 2010 scholarship benefit alongside artist Ellsworth Kelly and philanthropist and arts patron Emily Fisher Landau. Pratt president Thomas F. Schutte and board of trustees chair Mike Pratt will host the gala event at 7 World Trade Center, with Kurt Andersen, Amy Cappellazzo and Marjorie Kuhn serving as the night’s co-chairs.
Hilfiger is joining an extensive list of fashion types to be receiving the school’s honor. The Legends Awards were founded by Pratt in 1999, and past honorees include Marc Jacobs, Pauline Trigère, Emanuel Ungaro, Cathy Hardwick, Kenneth Jay Lane, Mary McFadden, Takashi Murakami, Stephan Weiss and Joan Rivers.