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VIVA GIANNI: A decade after the designer was gunned down in Miami, the house of Gianni Versace and the city of Milan are getting ready to honor the designer's talent in fashion and art. A Versace press conference is scheduled for June 15 at Milan's Palazzo Marino city hall to unveil a series of celebratory events around town. Although company officials declined to comment Thursday, word has it a ballet performance by Maurice Béjart (Gianni Versace had designed costumes for one of his ballets) will be held at the La Scala opera house on July 15, the day Versace was killed. A public area that could be a park or a street will also be named after the designer.

DIVING IN: Yves Saint Laurent will sponsor a grown-up pool party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on June 14 to benefit Los Angeles' Center Dance Association. New York transplant Peter Bacanovic and Liane Weintraub, founding chair of the CDA, are among the co-chairs for the event, which will feature a water ballet performance by water dance troupe Aquartist in the hotel's outdoor swimming pool — for around 350 guests. Yves Saint Laurent chief executive officer Valérie Hermann and creative director Stefano Pilati are expected to attend, as are American Ballet Theater co-chairs Susan Fales-Hill, Sloan Lindemann Barnett and Tory Burch and CDA supporters Demi Moore, Colleen Bell, Vanessa Getty, Peter Morton, Linda Evangelista, Jamie Tisch and Cameron Silver. Yves Saint Laurent will preview its resort 2007 collection for the first time in Los Angeles the night before the event, at a cocktail party at the home of Florence Sloan, wife of MGM Studios chairman and ceo Harry Sloan.
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