Poor Benjamin Bratt, who wins this year’s Winona Ryder Award for the actor most fazed by fashion-week paparazzi. “Save me!” cried Bratt, beset by flash bulbs, before the lights dimmed at Calvin Klein Friday night. So the security took him and his girlfriend, Talisa Soto, backstage until the show started. At the party afterward, Bratt seemed more relaxed. “I thought it was beautiful,” he said, “but too short. I liked those dresses. They’re overcast-day-in-New-York clothes. After 9/11, you’re not allowed to laugh or smile. And the men’s wear was very English — all those tapered legs. Am I right about that?” Bratt had clearly forgotten the initial trauma of the evening. “I’m not a fan of fashion shows,” he said, “but I am a fan of Calvin Klein.”
Fans of the maximalist style of Mouna Ayoub should be thrilled to hear that Christie’s Paris is auctioning more than 1,500 pieces of haute couture, pret-a-porter and accessories from Ayoub’s wardrobe on April 6. (This follows the London auction of 250 lots of her clothing in February 2000.) The upcoming auction, which benefits children’s humanitarian causes, includes everything from Yves Saint laurent couture dresses to Norma Kamali swimsuits.