CAN WE TALK: Oscar de la Renta is still in talks with John Galliano about welcoming him into the fold full-time. The designer said Tuesday they e-mail each other weekly, and he noted that Galliano is accustomed to a very different job. And they will keep talking. “I love John. He is a great talent,” de la Renta said.

In the meantime, Galliano is at work on the costumes for Stephen Fry’s London production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

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