Anyone who’s ever wanted to play supermodel can now have the chance. Fashion shutterbugs Patrick Demarchelier, Michel Comte, Brigitte Lacombe, Arthur Elgort, Fabrizio Ferri, Jeane Moutoussamy-Ashe and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders are lending their skills to this year’s Pediatric AIDS Foundation’s “Kids for Kids” carnival. A special studio will be set up where guests can have portraits shot by the aforementioned talents.
The event, scheduled for Sunday at Industria in Manhattan, will be chaired by Hillary Rodham Clinton, Donna Karan, Liz Tilberis and Chris and Pat Riley.
With the social scene back in full swing in Rome, the paparazzi are back too, and one in particular — Rino Barillari — is having a bad time.
First he was slapped by financier-politician Mario D’Urso, who was spotted at the Jackie O. nightclub with Princess Margaret, a former flame.
Then it was Claudia Schiffer who caused Barillari problems. While in Rome for a shoot, she was descended upon by paparazzi outside a restaurant during a lunch break. Schiffer’s four bodyguards weren’t enough to protect her from the pack, so a hairstylist from the shoot helped out by drenching Barillari with an ice bucket full of water.
Giorgio Armani will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for the Arts and Fashion at an awards gala in Washington on Oct. 29. Other honorees will include Grace Mirabella, New York University’s L. Jay Oliva, AIDS researcher Anthony Fauci, McDonald’s Edward Rensi and actor Nicolas Cage.
The event is sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation. Since every president has made an appearance for the past 20 years, the Clintons are
expected to attend. Past honorees include Joe DiMaggio, Matilda Cuomo, Lee Iacocca and Sophia Loren.