KILLER BEATS: The fashion pack is getting ready to blow off some steam at the bash Chloé is throwing Saturday night for its forthcoming signature scent with Coty. The three faces for the fragrance — actresses Chloë Sevigny and Clemence Poesy, plus model Anja Rubik — are expected at the Hotel de la Monnaie bash, jamming to the beat of The Kills.
STAYING ON: According to industry sources, Matteo Marzotto has been confirmed as president of the Valentino fashion brand, under the Valentino Fashion Group umbrella. Following the brouhaha surrounding the sudden exits of Valentino and his business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, last month after the house was acquired by the Permira private equity firm in May, Marzotto's role was also in question. But sources said Marzotto apparently is the man who plotted the hiring of Alessandra Facchinetti to replace Valentino. Confirmation he will stay on will come Oct. 16 at VFG's shareholders meeting.
ROCK ON: Harumi Klossowski de Rola, the daughter of the late artist Balthus, is joining the Place Vendôme crew. At Giambattista Valli on Thursday, she said she's working on a project with a "major fine jewelry house" to be unveiled in January. Valentino president Matteo Marzotto was also in attendance to "support a good friend."
FAMILY TIES: Francesca Versace, the 25-year-old daughter of Santo Versace, is making her fashion debut in Paris, having designed a capsule line for the Singapore-based fashion label All Dressed Up. The designer graduated from Central Saint Martins a year ago. "Glamour's in my blood, isn't it, but I'm trying to do it my own way," said Versace, whose line is inspired by the Silk Route. Linen tops with vibrant piping and coral print cotton dresses with hand-woven details are among highlights.