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04.21.2014
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MAGASCHONI SALE: Expect Lorraine Bracco's book editor character on Candace Bushnell's upcoming "Lipstick Jungle" series to sport a black cashmere Magaschoni coat — but the actress is mum on which editor she's channeling for the role. Bracco bought the coat, plus three other bags of gifts for herself and those on her Christmas list, Thursday morning at Magaschoni's annual private sale, which typically raises about $50,000 for The Center for Discovery and other programs dedicated to helping children with disabilities. The cause hits close to home for Magaschoni head and benefit committee chair Monica Forman, whose son has autism. "Cashmere and luxury are synonymous," Forman said, "but hope is the ultimate luxury." Bracco was also on the committee, along with Lauren DuPont and Cristina Greeven Cuomo. Bracco donated to the raffle ("Sopranos" memorabilia, plus wine from the Bracco vineyard), as did Sophia Bush and Ashley Jones, who both pre-shopped the event earlier in the week.

MONICA, THE DANCER: After a successful stint in the States, "The Pursuit of Happyness" director Gabriele Muccino is back in his home country. The Italian premiered a short film he shot for Italian intimates brand Intimissimi Thursday night in Milan's Teatro degli Arcimboldi, the satellite home of La Scala. Called "Heartango," the 4-minute short, followed by a 30-second ad spot, features voluptuous brunette Monica Bellucci. The plot is a sensual pas de deux tango between a beautiful dance student, Bellucci, and her magnetic instructor, José Fidalgo, a Portuguese soap opera star. More than 600 people were expected to attend the premiere, including Bellucci and Muccino. The ad will run on Italian TV and in select movie theatres starting this week. Meanwhile, non-Italians can check out the short on Intimissimi's Web site starting today, and maybe even pick up one or two sexy moves.

FABULOUS AT 40: Sir Norman Foster celebrated the 40th anniversary of his architecture business Tuesday night with a laid-back cocktail party at the British Museum. While others may have opted for a swanky, black-tie-and-endless-toasts affair, Foster took a more cerebral route. Guests, including John Pawson and Richard Rogers, Ruth Rogers, Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans Ulrich Obrist, William Cash and Elena Foster, grazed on dim sum and wandered through the museum's latest blockbuster show, "The First Emperor: China's Terracotta Army." There was only one speech, made by Foster in the museum's airy Great Court, which, incidentally, he designed himself.
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