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Stefano Pilati seems to have a thing for supermodels that have recently been cloaked in controversy.

BANANA BONANZA: Joseph Fiennes, his girlfriend, Maria Dolores Dieguez, Emilia Fox, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Camilla Rutherford and Daisy de Villeneuve were among those who gathered on Regent Street last Wednesday night to fete the opening of London's first Banana Republic flagship. Guests sipped Champagne and nibbled on prosciutto, olives, and smoked salmon canapés while perusing the 17,000-square-foot shop and deciding how they were going to spend their free gift vouchers. But they had to work fast: The event allowed for only two hours of shopping, winding up at 8 p.m.

SURE SHOT: WireImage founder and paparazzo about town Jeff Vespa (clad in head to toe Marc Jacobs) has been pursuing other interests since selling his company to Getty Images in a multimillion dollar deal last year. In addition to mounting several fine art photography shows, he produced and directed a short film, "Nosebleed," which premiered last Wednesday. The 10-minute short, starring David Arquette as a young man going through a breakup, screened at Mann's Chinese 6 theater in Hollywood. The modern "Eraserhead"-reminiscent silent short was cheered on by half the Arquette clan (Courteney Cox — of course — as well as Rosanna were both there, while Patricia was working). Rosario Dawson and Mena Suvari were also there. "Everybody loves Jeff," gushed Suvari.

WALK IN THE PARK: Shiva Rose hosted a bevy of pretty girls and frocks for Gregory Parkinson's fall preview last week at her home in Brentwood, Calif. Fellow designers Geren Ford, Jenni Kayne, Magda Berliner and Melissa Coker came out to support Parkinson's sparkly prints and plaids. "I'm a big fan of Gregory's designs and thought this would be a good opportunity to share them with everyone else," gushed Rose as her younger daughter Charlotte rolled in the grass. Taking a break from filming "Lipstick Jungle" until fall, Brooke Shields came with her stylist Amanda Ross. "Anything Amanda says, I do, so I had to come out today and check out the clothes," said Shields.

Hennes & Mauritz is tapping into the cool vibe of north London's Camden neighborhood. On April 17, the brand will launch a new concept store that will stock men's wear, women's wear and accessories exclusively from H&M's youth-led streetwear collection, Divided. The store will be the first of its kind in the U.K., but the fifth in Europe. A spokeswoman said there were currently no further U.K. units planned. "Camden is so individual, we didn't want a big store there," said an H&M spokeswoman. "This is a one-off." The store will span 8,223 square feet set over two floors, and will have a warehouse feel with scaffold displays, large speakers and top London DJs playing during opening weekend.
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