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GOLDEN MOMENT: Golden Globes week kicked off Sunday with a party hosted by J.Mendel and Audi at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood, drawing those eager to get back into work mode, including first-time nominees Sofia Vergara and Matthew Morrison, along with Jane Lynch, Zac Efron, Zoe Saldana, Alexander Skarsgård, Paz Vega, Billy Zane, Dania Ramirez and Perrey Reeves. Newly single Efron danced to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” with Brittany Snow and Sophia Bush, while Vergara gushed, “I want to go to all the parties I can and enjoy this moment. I hope I’m busy every night.”
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UNITED FRONT: The newly formed group Threads of Color will honor Tommy Hilfiger with a lifetime achievement award during its inaugural fashion show in September while the United Nations General Assembly is in session. Set up to celebrate American designers’ diversity and to raise scholarship money for fashion college students, the group will host its first event tonight, “Salute to America,” at the Bernstein Display Showroom at 151 West 25th Street in Manhattan. The kickoff will showcase the work of Carmen Marc Valvo, Kevan Hall, Stephen Burrows and Tracy Reese, among others, and a Threads of Color $500 LIM College scholarship will be presented.
THIS OLD THING? Kate Middleton has shopped her closet yet again for the wedding this past weekend of pals Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Sarah Louise Stourton in north Yorkshire, England. Middleton, whose fiancé Prince William took part in the wedding, wore the same black dress with a sheer top that she chose for the nuptials of William’s cousin Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly in 2008. On top, she wore a velvet silk coat from the London-based label Libélula. The coat, which has a brooch-like diamanté clasp at the waist, is from the fall 2010 collection and costs 310 pounds, or $484 at current exchange. Libélula was launched in 2003 and is designed by Sophie Cranston, who has worked for Alexander McQueen, and who set up Temperley with Alice Temperley. This isn’t the first time Middleton has trotted out an old frock: For her engagement photo in December, she donned a dress from Reiss and a blouse from Whistles, both from the British retail brands’ past seasons.