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Absolutely, said Karl Lagerfeld, who just photographed Claudia Schiffer for the Dom Pérignon campaign, his third for the Champagne brand. "She was genius," Lagerfeld relates. "Younger, fresher and more professional than ever. She was a dream to work with."
ALL DOLLED UP: Human-sized fashion is not everybody's cup of tea. That's the concept of London-based designers Desmond Lingard and Charles Fegen, who were hosts for an exhibition of their hand-made Sybarite fashion dolls in Paris over the weekend. "We're here as part of Paris' fashion doll festival, but we like to consider ourselves off schedule as it's a bit naf," said Fegen, who with his partner unveiled 10 collector Chalk White dolls at the AntigAlerie in the Marais, made from articulated resin components. The 17-inch dolls, which feature plays on fashion's fixations with perfection, such as a neck brace to keep the head held just so, take 200 hours to make and retail at $4,000 to $8,000.
TALKING FOR TOM: With the Tom Ford men's wear launch less than a month away, the designer is beefing up his communications team and has turned once again to former colleagues. In London, Whitney Bromberg, former director of creative services at Gucci Group and Tom Ford, has been appointed European communications director for Tom Ford International, the fashion division of the brand. Her New York counterpoint, former Yves Saint Laurent U.S. public relations director, Shirin von Wulffen, is U.S. communications director for the brand. (Katherine Holmes is international p.r. director for Tom Ford beauty). Both women report to Lisa Schiek, worldwide director of Tom Ford International. As reported, Ford is set to simultaneously unveil his eponymous luxury men's collection and open his Manhattan flagship on April 12.