When Kors stepped into the arena, the crowd cheered and applauded and, after the show, the designer was mobbed by teenagers asking to have their picture taken with the "Project Runway" judge. With the Spice Girls dissolving once the tour ends later this month, Beckham will be focusing on growing her dVb fashion business, which, as reported, will extend with dresses this fall, and is said to be offering some men's wear looks soon as well. While on tour, she also has been doing personal appearances at Saks Fifth Avenue in Boston last week, Saks in Chicago today and Holt Renfrew in Toronto at the end of the month.
STILL GOING: Throwing a dinner party the first work day after fashion week requires some chutzpah. But Stephen I. Sadove and Ron Frasch of Saks Fifth Avenue knew even the most exhausted fashionista couldn't turn down a free meal at Le Cirque, where they hosted an extremely intimate (30 or so person) dinner in honor of Peter Som and Bill Blass Monday night. Marjorie Gubelmann, Carlos Mota, Andrew Saffir, Daniel Benedict and a group of editors sipped wine and nibbled on hors d'oeuvres, as Som enjoyed his postshow glow. "I baked apple pie and made split pea soup," he said of his weekend R & R activities. "And I dragged my carcass back to the gym."
Unlike the shenanigans of a week ago, this meal started promptly, so much so that Lauren Santo Domingo made it just in time for the first course. "I'm sorry I'm late," she apologized, explaining she had just returned from her honeymoon on Saturday. "I am still on Tokyo time." The newlywed also was adjusting to her first New York social outing with her married name — her place card read "Lauren Davis Santo Domingo." "My initials are LSD," she joked.