AMERICAN BEAUTY: The glamour quotient is expected to ramp up a few notches during Paris couture week: Raquel Welch is coming to town. The actress, who was recently named to headline MAC Cosmetics’ MAC Beauty Icon series, could be one of the stars lighting up the front rows. As reported, Demi Moore is also scheduled to be in the City of Light then.

GOOD AS GOLD: The tower of chocolate served New Year’s Eve at the Nasher Sculpture Center wasn’t the best part of dessert for women at the benefit. They had their eyes on the golden egg nestled next to it on their plates, one of which held a two-carat diamond ring. As the emcee tried in vain to get everyone to wait and crack the eggs at once, longtime museum supporter Betty Blake discovered the $7,000 party favor. Bailey Banks & Biddle, the evening’s presenting sponsor, donated the ring. “We always do something like that, where somebody gets the benefit of winning or gaining a piece of Bailey jewelry,” said Charles Fieramosca, BBB president, who dreamed up the first benefit for the museum with its founder and owner, Ray Nasher. “It’s a nice thing to do to make the night a little more fun and festive. Of course, it’s nice for us to have somebody in that audience wearing our jewelry.”

This story first appeared in the January 4, 2007 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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