Glamazon actress Angie Harmon has been passing time this week at the tents doing a Fashion Week diary for InStyle (slated for the April issue) and sitting in the front row of shows like that of pal Michael Kors. But truth be told, she really wants to go back to work. The former Law & Order star whose new ABC show Women’s Murder Club has been stalled with the WGA strike, says it’s time to get serious. “This is really get bad,” the statuesque star told us Wednesday. “It’s really gone on long enough. I’m tired of this. There, I said it, let’s get this thing worked out.”
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What else is there to do but listen in on the chattering classes while enduring the endless wait for shows. A sampling of what we heard today:
“Some cop stopped me and wanted to look in my bag and I told him, ‘My God, don’t you know it’s Fashion Week?’ He was like, ‘Okay, go ahead.’ I mean, Jesus!”
“Is that The Sex and The City girl? No, it’s Shakira. Oh, wait a minute, it’s just Rachel Zoe.”
“Do you think Hillary will show?”
“Just get me into the Gucci party! That’s your job! I didn’t hire you because you graduated cum laude for nothing.”
Fashion Week has many of the stylish regulars who break bread (or at least nibble on their salads) on Wednesdays at Michael’s taking a pass today. At the tents ourselves, we found out what top media fashion plates are dishing up instead…
Fashion folk who’ve grown used to scoring serious swag at the tents during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week have been known to turn their noses up at some of the freebies on offer (we noticed there weren’t many takers for T3 haircare products being thrust at the crowd leaving Monday’s Carolina Herrera show). Forget about cookies (though those DHL biscotti are tasty) and all the newspapers you can carry — how about a new car?
Here’s a newsflash: all those well-turned out folks flocking to Fashion Week have a lot more on their minds than Michael, Marc and the gang:
A sampling of snippets we caught yesterday:
“I’m thinking about having a kid, but everyone tells me it’s so much work and I’m not sure I can give up my ‘me time.’”
“I told them at the door, please don’t hassle the Fox camera guy.”
“St. Moritz is a long way to go for the weekend, but you should have seen their house.”
“I watched a little of the Super Bowl because I was hoping they were going to show Gisele and I wanted to see what she was wearing.”
“She really does have a great facelift, but she’s still fat.”
— Diane Clehane
Dominick Dunne made his only Fashion Week appearance at Carolina Herrera this morning (“We’re good pals”). Sandwiched between Vanity Fair‘s fashion director Michael Roberts and the unsmiling Fran Lebowitz , the intrepid chronicler of the social set’s crimes and misdemeanors was happy to chat about his latest passion: the Princess Diana inquest. “I’ve been back there twice,” says Dominick, who is filing his latest “diary” entry for Vanity Fair today. “There are a lot of fascinating things that are happening — it just comes out in bits and pieces.” Most intriguing, he says, is the fact that Mohamed Al Fayed’s remains doggedly determined to convince people that Dodi and Diana would have married.
Our unofficial poll found that the crowd’s top pick for best freebie goes to Havaianas. “Adorable and really comfortable,” enthused a show-goer. Made in Brazil and retailing between $20 and $40, we’re told the flip-flops are a celebrity favorite — just the thing when being snapped coming out of Starbucks. Well-heeled style mavens got to select a footbed and thong color from a wide array of colors and funky patterns. Most popular: the style bearing an all-over Mercedes Benz Fashion Week logo. “I’ve been telling people you can wear them but really, they’re a one-of-a-kind collectible,” said the company’s incredibly earnest rep. Sadly, the $130 version with Swarovski crystals weren’t on offer here but we’re sure if Posh put in a request, they’d whip up a pair for her in no time.
Who says the fashion crowd doesn’t eat? After canvassing the various reps for the sponsors of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, it’s clear that many of the companies camping out in the tents believe the way to a fashionista’s heart is through the stomach. Having made the rounds, we can report that there’s plenty of carbo-loading going on at the tents.
Gwen Stefani’s son Kingston is hardly the only kid kickin’ it at Fashion Week.
From the looks of things yesterday, forget about that new Fendi or Chanel bag: The must-have accessory of the season is an adorable — and, of course, fashionably-dressed — tyke. We counted six kiddies at the Michael Kors show and saw at least another half-dozen toddlers toted around the tents by their moms (and dads). Cosmo accessories editor Danielle Levy held 2 1/2-year-old daughter Gemma — who was sporting pearls and a lace skirt — on her lap in the fourth row.
Smith for Seven Pounds
Will Smith is pursuing a major reteam with the creative minds behind The Pursuit of Happyness. The actor has inked to star in Seven Pounds, Variety reports. The project reunites him with helmer Gabriel Muccino and production company Escape Artists along with Smith’s own Overbrook Entertainment. Variety‘s Tatiana Siegel and Michael Fleming write that the story centers on a man who inadvertently falls in love while attempting to kill himself.
Lynton, Pascal On Top in Variety
Will Smith is known as a bit of a showman himself, but Variety has instead selected Sony chairmen Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal as its Showmen of the Year. The VPlus special breaks down their business styles and backgrounds, citing a “team concept that also allows the experts the freedom to do what they do best.” In other words, keep making Spider-Man movies that keep them atop of the studio heap.
Michael Clayton’s Fashion Turn for Clooney
Variety may not be the first place you look for fashion coverage but Diane Clehane delivers a story about George Clooney‘s lawyer duds for his new pic Michael Clayton. It’s a fresh look at the process to get Clooney outfitted by costume designer Sarah Edwards in suits (Armani or Gucci) that best fit his character in the film, which just premiered overseas. Get the fashion goods here.