PINK LADY: Will the artistic director of Emanuel Ungaro turn up at the French house’s fashion show this morning? As with all things Lindsay Lohan, it’s a tough call, and some sources in Paris are betting the incendiary celebrity could pull a no-show, leaving chief designer Estrella Archs to take a bow solo. Lohan did not seem to be on killer deadline Sunday afternoon, and had the scooter-riding paparazzi trail her in and out of the John Galliano show, where the scrum inside became so intense, French Vogue’s Carine Roitfeld ran for cover and exited the show. Ungaro declined all comment Sunday night.
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A TIRE POWER: Karl Lagerfeld has been tapped to shoot the next Pirelli calendar. “I’ll do it in my studio in Paris. It’s too obvious to have a beach setting,” the designer said backstage at his signature show on Sunday. Shooting is to take place in April, and “all of the top girls” will be booked for the coveted calendar, which has been lensed by the likes of Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber and Mario Testino since it was established in 1964.
Meanwhile, sources said Tod’s chairman Diego Della Valle, who hinted he has a collaboration coming with a marquee name, may have found his man in the multitasking Lagerfeld. It is understood Hogan is in talks with the designer about a one-off product range.
SOUND OF MUSIC: Stefano Pilati is again using LCD Soundsystem as the musical accompaniment to his Yves Saint Laurent collection — this time live. The group — a musical project of American producer James Murphy — is slated to perform at the show tonight at Grand Palais, with a piece composed especially for YSL.
UPTOWN STORY: Lanvin wants to be a part of it. The French house has signed a lease for a Manhattan flagship at 815 Madison Avenue at 69th Street. The five-story building will house a 4,000-square-foot women’s boutique, and a similar amount of office space. “It will be our headquarters for the U.S.,” said Lanvin executive vice president Thierry Andretta. The store is slated to open in July. Previous tenants at the site have included Calypso and Versace.