PULLING STUNTS: “I was performing in Amsterdam last night, and I haven’t washed my hair, so I was thinking of pulling an Anna,” said Courtney Love, slipping on a pair of big black sunglasses à la Anna Wintour before the Pringle show Monday night. Love waved and smiled to fellow crooner Janet Jackson across the catwalk. “She seems nice. She waved and smiled back,” reported Love, who was dressed in a Pringle kilt skirt and sweater. “And Rick everything else — even my underwear,” she added, referring to her favorite designer Rick Owens. The singer is touring Europe with her re-formed band Hole, and will perform at the NME music awards today in London. “I’m also looking at a house in Buckinghamshire, and one in Richmond,” said Love.
After the show, guests including Lily Collins, Peaches Geldof, Tilda Swinton, Ryan McGinley, David Shrigley, Jacquetta Wheeler, Liberty Ross and Trish Goff piled into Hix — Mark Hix’s new Soho restaurant — for a dinner. Collins, who swooped into London for the show and some Pringle fittings, chatted about her latest project, the 3-D film “Priest” starring Paul Bettany. “I did a lot of my own stunts — like knife fights, setting people on fire and flying off trains,” she gushed. “Me, a stunt woman! Who knew? But they wouldn’t let me do things like slam into an iron gate — go figure.”
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Meanwhile, Geldof talked up some projects of her own, including a collection of short stories — a work in progress — inspired by the gritty realism of Charles Bukowski. “I don’t have a writing regime,” said Geldof, adding that she had already secured a publisher. “I write when the muse strikes.”