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Harvey Weinstein had a surprise up his sleeve for Halston's relaunch on Monday.

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MODEL MOMENT: Caroline Trentini has been modeling for a few seasons, and in September, walked in over 20 shows in New York alone. This fashion week, the Brazil native has made charity a prime objective. Trentini will be donating a portion of her earnings for shows in New York, Paris and Milan to the Center of Support of Underprivileged Children with Cancer in her homeland. "I feel that I have reached a point in my career where I finally have the opportunity to help make a difference," Trentini said. The model said she would evaluate the percentage of her contribution at the end of the season. "I do not just want to donate money, I want to bring awareness to the organization as well as take active part myself," she said.

A DIFFERENT HILARY: Hilary Swank swept into the Jill Stuart show just before the lights went down, raising questions as to whether she's the face of the brand's next ad campaign. And she clearly had her eyes glued to the collection: She was wearing a top and skirt from the fall line that was supposed to be on the runway instead.

FLORIDA KEY: Karl Lagerfeld surely will never adopt a pastel wardrobe as a Miami vice, but he is definitely heading to that Florida city, home to a large port, to unveil Chanel's next cruise collection. The show is slated for mid-May, but other details have yet to be confirmed, according to a Chanel spokeswoman. Lagerfeld traveled to Los Angeles last year to stage Chanel's cruise show in an airport, and he often riffs on a transportation theme, having staged cruise shows on a riverboat and a fleet of buses.

SUPER TUESDAY: With primaries in 22 states, politics is clearly on order for the day — even in fashion. Expect to see Silda Wall Spitzer at Behnaz Sarafpour today. Governor Eliot Spitzer's wife is a client of the designer, and will make her first fashion week appearance at the show.

NOT-SO-SUPER TUESDAY: Nicky Hilton was sitting pretty at the Charlotte Ronson show Monday and, according to the socialite-turned-handbag designer, taking in fashion shows is all she's doing this week. "I'm not registered here," said Hilton, when asked if she'd be taking part in today's "Super Tuesday" election. The Los Angeles-based debutante also will be missing from today's Super Bowl parade for the New York Giants, even though she admitted she was happy they won.
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