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Alberta Ferretti was a jet setter this week — heading straight from the Costume Institute Gala in New York on Monday to Los Angeles, where she was honored Wednesday at the annual C.H.I.P.S. spring luncheon at the Montage Beverly Hills.

“I wouldn’t miss this, because it’s a great honor,” said the designer. “It’s wonderful to see both actresses and real women in my clothes.”

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In addition to volunteers for C.H.I.P.S. (Colleagues Helpers in Philanthropic Service), Marisa Tomei, Angie Harmon, Lynn Collins, Jessica Stroup, Kathryn Morris and Julie Benz attended the luncheon and fashion show.

“I used to model for Alberta when I was 18, and now I’m showing her pictures of my daughter,” said Harmon.