BEYONCE’S SHOW STOPPER: September’s New York Fashion Week will have to go on without Beyoncé. Back in January, the singer-actress-designer and her mother, Tina Knowles, co-creators of the House of Deréon collection, said they were “definitely” going to have a fashion show to launch their spring collection. But now plans for a show — or even an off-site “presentation,” which the show had evolved into — have come to a screeching halt. A spokesman for the company said, “There was never a confirmed presentation. We were just holding the date. However, we’re really looking forward to the first big House of Deréon show during fall fashion week in February.”
THE LOVELY DRESS: When Oscar de la Renta designed an exclusive dress for Sarah Jessica Parker to wear in her Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker fragrance campaign, he couldn’t have anticipated the response from customers. So many women loved the strapless A-line dress with a light pink tulle petticoat and a pale pink duchesse satin outer layer that the designer decided to make it especially for his own boutiques. The dress will retail for $9,800 at de la Renta stores on Madison Avenue, in Bal Harbour, Fla., and at the Americana in Manhasset, N.Y., which is expected to open on Tuesday.
PUT HIM IN, COACH: Oscar Reed Krakoff, son of Delphine and Reed and little brother of one-and-a-half-year-old Lily, was born Wednesday night. The new bundle is doing fine, as is mom. And apparently papa Reed is, too. He was expected to make an appearance at Coach’s listening party for Robin Thicke Thursday night at Cipriani. Then again, he did have a good reason to celebrate.
EYES WIDE OPEN: YouthAIDS and Aldo Shoes aren’t monkeying around in a $100 million HIV/AIDS-fighting outdoor ad campaign to hit the streets of New York Monday under the headlines “Hear No Evil?” “See No Evil?” and “Speak No Evil?” The campaign, which will focus heavily on New York but also appear in 19 other metropolitan markets, will attempt to engage the eyes and minds of 15- to 25-year-olds, with images of celebrities such as Christina Aguilera, Penélope Cruz, L.L. Cool J, Cindy Crawford, Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd with duct tape over their eyes or mouths, or their hands over their ears. Judd is spokeswoman for YouthAIDS, a nonprofit organization devoted to stopping the spread of AIDS among young people. Kraftworks created the public service campaign, which informs people that AIDS kills one child every minute and that most people infected with HIV don’t know it. It was photographed by Peter Lindbergh. Additional elements of the effort, to be mounted in Canada and the U.K., as well as in the U.S., include ads in the September editions of fashion magazines, and in Aldo stores, and fund-raising through the sale of dog-tag necklaces for $5 a piece at Aldo stores and youthaids-aldo.org. Also on tap: a mid-September gala in Washington, D.C.