Fashion Scoops: From Legend To Legend... Coco Jovo... Pucci's Recruit...

Ralph Lauren, who's receiving an American Fashion Legend Award at this year's Council of Fashion Designers of America's 2007 Fashion Awards, will have the honor bestowed upon him by a legend in her own right.

LIM'S LONDON: "It's like a little fashion show!" said designer Phillip Lim, casting his eye around the dining room, where guests were wearing his delicately embellished dresses. Lim was the guest of honor at a dinner in London thrown by Natalie Massenet, the founder of Net-a-porter, to mark the third season of 3.1 Phillip Lim at the online store. Guests in the private dining room at Home House included Melissa Odabash, Elizabeth Saltzman and Kirsty Young, who dined on grilled fish, followed by sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Lim has just as loyal a following in London as he has in New York, which is why his business partner, Wen Zhou, said she was planning to scout for possible store locations in London. Lim's first stand-alone store is set to open in New York in July.

SNAP HAPPY: A fashion-heavy crowd showed up at Allure's party for photographer Patrick Demarchelier at the Gramercy Park Hotel, hosted by editor in chief Linda Wells. Among those in attendance were Diane von Furstenberg, André Leon Talley, Michael Kors, Amy Astley and Rachel Zoe, all of whom said they loved the photographer, even if they cannot understand half of what comes out of his mouth. "He speaks his own language," said Kors. Lowell called it "Franglish." "I understand every third word," said Wells. "The rule of the conversation is: Keep it simple," advised Astley.

Further down on Park Avenue, Arie and Coco Kopelman were honoring their daughter, Jill Kargman, and her new novel, "Momzillas." The scene was practically a chapter come to life, with Manhattan mummies Jennifer Creel, Celerie Kemble, Helen Schifter and Muffie Potter Aston in attendanc.
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