HOMECOMING: Could Andrea Pinto, who recently tendered his resignation at Nina Ricci, be heading back to Krizia? Sources in Italy said Pinto, who worked at the Milan-based house for almost a dozen years under his father, Krizia chairman Aldo Pinto, will start next month in a senior management role. A fashion veteran, Pinto Junior worked five years as managing director of Mila Schon after leaving Krizia. He had joined Nina Ricci as president last October.
WHERE’S THE BEEF?: There was high drama at DB Thursday night, with two editors in chief sharing the dining room — or, at least, trying to share it. Vogue’s Anna Wintour arrived first, with a friend, and was promptly escorted to a plum table in the back. When Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey arrived a few minutes later with a posse that included former Vogue shutterbug Roxanne Lowitt, the group was brought to a table in the only slightly less desirable front room. Bailey complained, and so did Lowitt — but to no avail. (Meanwhile, Wintour enjoyed her DB burger, no bun.)
BUILDING SUPPORT: Eagle-eyed garmentos have recently noticed a mysterious message spray-painted on one of the upper girders of a building being erected on Seventh Avenue near 41st Street that reads, “Thank you, Ellen Tracy.” No, it’s not admiration from a potential suitor, but rather acknowledgement of a donation made by Ellen Tracy employees to help with the medical expenses of a construction worker who was injured on the site last week. A spokeswoman for the firm said its staff had collected about $1,000 for the man, thus prompting the thanks.”