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Fashion Scoops: Costume Party... Child's Play... Maybe Baby...

Movie costume lovers got an eyeful of their favorite film moments Tuesday night at the 10th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards...

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Petra Nemcova

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COSTUME PARTY: Movie costume lovers got an eyeful of their favorite film moments Tuesday night at the 10th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards at the Beverly Wilshire, where the winners included Julie Weiss for "Blades of Glory," Colleen Atwood for "Sweeney Todd," Ruth Myers for "The Golden Compass" and Eduardo Castro for "Ugly Betty." Of course, Bulgari-designed awards also were handed out to studio head Paula Wagner, director James Mangold and producer Cathy Konrad, though one wonders if the costume connection (a stretch at best) was devised to lure A-list presenters (and "Batman Returns" co-stars) Katie Holmes and Christian Bale. After all, Wagner's film reel — introduced by Holmes — consisted mostly of Tom Cruise clips (her producing partner and co-United Artists Entertainment owner). Presenting to real-life partners Mangold and Konrad, who collaborated with Arianne Phillips in "Walk the Line" and "3:10 to Yuma," "Yuma" star Bale said, "I like to think of them as clothes, not costumes. That word makes me feel like I'm putting on another superhero suit."

CHILD'S PLAY: Carolina Kostner, the two-time defending European figure-skating champion, twirled into Roberto Cavalli's show on Wednesday for a hot second. "I'm just here for the afternoon, then I've got to skip off back to training," the Italian said. A gaggle of models and actresses also lined Cavalli's front row, headlined by busy Michelle Yeoh, who has three movies coming out this year: "The Children of Huang Shi"; "Babylon A.D.," where Yeoh plays a nun opposite Vin Diesel, and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor." "The Children of Huang Shi" was filmed in China and is based on the true story of a Scottish man who rescued children from an orphanage during the Second World War. "It was emotional to meet the real survivors who are now in their 80s," Yeoh related.

Czech model Petra Nemcova is busy with Happy Hearts Fund, a children's charity she set up three years ago. The 28-year-old just got back from Peru, where she said HHF plans to help rebuild schools following August's earthquake in the coastal province of Ica. And she's calling in her fashion contacts. Cavalli donated two tickets to Wednesday's show for a fund-raiser in New York in October, which raised $3.5 million for HHF.
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