BABY BUMP?: Could Jennifer Lopez have been trying to hide a little bump on Tuesday night? The actress-pop star sat in a chair, dressed in a loosely fitted dress backstage as reporters interviewed her before her justsweet show. When it was time to take her bow, it was fairly evident Lopez may have been trying to hide a much-gossiped-about pregnancy. As for justsweet’s spring collection, which just launched at retail for back-to-school, Lopez couldn’t wait to show the line. “What I love most about this collection is the bright, girly colors,” she said. “And everything is between $49 and $99. How great is that?”
Sporting a bright green justsweet minidress of her own design, Lopez also pointed out her bracelets, which were also justsweet. The massive diamond ring, though, was definitely not justsweet.
“This is my wedding ring, but I am pretty sure I can make you something that looks just like it for $49,” she joked.
HOME SWEET HOME: Although they are no longer involved in the company, several of Tommy Hilfiger’s former partners came out to cheer on the designer at his fashion show Wednesday. In fact, when Hilfiger took his bow, he stopped to give a hug to former chairman Silas Chou, now an owner of Michael Kors. Joel Horowitz, former chief executive officer, attended the show with his wife, Ann.
Horowitz said he’s enjoying his retirement and married off his daughter last weekend at their Montauk, N.Y., home. Another one of his homes, a 38,000-square-foot, nine-bedroom compound in Lake Tahoe, was recently featured in The Wall Street Journal as being for sale for $100 million. “Know anybody?” asked Horowitz.
Meanwhile, staff were scrambling to empty front-row seats to make room for the starlets. “Putting celebrities in the front row is not as meaningful as it was in years past, because it has been overdone,” Hilfiger admitted. “We just wanted people who actually wear and like our clothes.” That would mean the likes of Emmy Rossum, Diane Kruger, Serena Williams, Rosario Dawson and Michelle Rodriguez, while pop star Mya perched on a small slab of bench on the other side of the runway. Rossum was in town to celebrate her 21st birthday with a small dinner for friends. “I’m legal,” she squealed.
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LUNCH BUNCH: Hedi Slimane may have parted ways with Dior Homme, but he still has friends in very high places. On Wednesday, Slimane was spotted having lunch at the Bristol hotel in Paris with none other than French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Dressed in skintight black jeans, Slimane was also joined by his former colleague, Dior’s fine jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane; French Vogue’s fashion director Emmanuelle Alt, and Castellane’s sister, Mathilde Agostinelli, who works in Prada’s public relations office and is close friends of the First Couple. While the group sat at a discreet table tucked beside the lobby bar, the fashionable lunch crowd stayed glued to their seats until Sarkozy got up to leave, security squad in tow. Who said fashion and politics don’t mix?