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Barbara Davis, who with her husband, the tycoon Marvin Davis, raises millions upon millions for the Children's Diabetes Foundation, is so thrilled over the upcoming Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Oct. 28, she's calling it "a night of nights." One of the reasons may be because Hillary Rodham Clinton will be there that night to receive the Foundation's Brass Ring for her efforts to improve our nation's health. (To clear things up for you, a Brass Ring is just like a gold ring -- only it's brass.)
Barbara's also delighted because Viscount Linley will be donating one of his classic desks made from English oak, banded with inlays of sycamore and ebony, for the huge auction before the party. Think of the commands a Hollywood mogul could bark from behind that, right, people? For the auction, Chanel is giving a $20,000 couture dress plus first-class airfare for two and a hotel for three nights in Paris. The company's also throwing in a private tour of Coco Chanel's apartment across the street from the Ritz where she entertained the most chic and the most interesting folk for kilometers around. Not to be outdone, Ungaro is donating first-class tickets for two on Air France, three nights at the Meurice Hotel, front-row seats at his Paris show and a $20,000 dress from his couture collection.
Oh, and let's not forget Falcon Jet's donation. The lucky winner and seven guests will fly round trip anywhere in the country on the $18 million private Falcon 2000 and stay as long as they like at the location of their choice before the Falcon picks them up again and transports them back to reality. Just don't try to squeeze Linley's desk on the plane.