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The Gansevoort Hotel Group is hoping that the weak economy will mean folks will want to escape even more.

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DREAM A LITTLE DREAM: Mid-masthead editors who have found themselves struck from the seating chart as shows downsize during the economic crisis needn’t fret about Lanvin. Alber Elbaz said Wednesday he does not consider an inclusive guest list a luxury. “Now, everybody said, ‘Let’s do a small show,’ ” said Elbaz. “Intimate, I believe in, but a small show — if you invite only the editors in chief — all the writers, the assistants lose the dream. This is the time to invite the people who dream.” Not to mention the people who are the industry’s future editors in chief.

FEET FIRST: English stylist Tabitha Simmons, who is married to photographer Craig McDean, is stepping into a new role: Shoe designer. Simmons plans to unveil her first collection Monday night during Paris Fashion Week at a cocktail at Lapérouse.

“It’s much better to be an active part of fashion than just watching,” said Zoe Cassavetes, who’ll be snapping portraits for jewelry brand Dinh Van over the coming days. The young director, who attended Kris Van Assche’s show on Wednesday, said she’s also working on a short film in L.A.

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