Ralph Lauren’s pretty daughter, Dylan, may not have a billion dollars — yet — but she does have a big heart. She has turned over her ultradeluxe sweets emporium, Dylan’s Candy Bar, for the "Kids in Candyland" party on Feb. 10 to benefit the children’s programs at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Naturally, there will be face painting and cookie decorating but the thrill of it all is that the beautiful blond Miller heiress Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece will donate items from her exquisitely exclusive line of baby clothes for the goody bags. Goody goody!
Leading the parade to the party play date at Dylan’s will be the event chairmen Alexandra Kramer and Julie Dannenberg-Regel, who will pour Veuve Clicquot for the grownups and Slurpees for the kiddies. And that’s not all. On Feb. 5, the excitement will kick off at Chopard with a cocktail party and auction, where a watch for him and jewels for her will be sold to the highest bidder. The committee includes such photogenic photographers’ fodder as Renée Rockefeller, Aerin Lauder, Ginny Bond Donahue, Alexandra von Furstenberg and Lauren du Pont.
In Paris at the Jeu de Paume museum, Gianfranco Ferré hosted a glorious evening for the inauguration of his new boutique on the Avenue Montaigne. The soiree began with the designer’s dazzling spring ready-to-wear show. Models strutted down an egg-shaped catwalk — configured just as it is when Ferré presents at home in his salon at Via Pontaccio in Milan — as the audience sat in chairs Gianfranco had made especially for the show. A seated dinner followed with custom-made organza tablecloths, flowers by Christian Tortu and a delicious meal, French of course, catered by Potel & Chabot. Among the evening’s notables were Olivia Picasso, Sydney Picasso, Cécile Zilkha and her daughter Donna, Prince Pierre d’Arenberg, Countess Ruy Brandolini, Princess Anne de Borbon-Siciles, Baron and Baroness de Turckheim, Andrée Putman, Prince Michel de France, Anouk Aimee, Naomi Campbell, Nan Kempner — and yay! — of course, Denise Hale, Gianfranco’s muse, who wore the magnificent gray woolen coat completely encrusted with silver embroidery with his matching boots with silver heels. It’s the coat Gianfranco would have given to a museum if Denise hadn’t seen it first.