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Fashion Scoops: Happy Hour... Pillow Case... Coco Nuts...

Leave it to Miuccia Prada to mix up something unexpected.

Massimo Redaelli, senior vice president of IMG Fashion Europe, organizer of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, said IMG was in talks with another international designer to close the Berlin shows. An announcement is expected later this week.

CATCH A TIGER: Roberto Cavalli is swinging into Paris this week, but for fast, not high, fashion. On Wednesday, in the middle of couture week, he will lift a veil on the collection he did for H&M — for editors of long-lead publications, at least. He and H&M's Margareta van den Bosch are cohosting the breakfast event to show off the collection, which will be launched Nov. 8 in about 200 H&M locations around the world.

HEATHER'S FIXES: It's hard to imagine Heather Graham, with her blonde bombshell beauty, fighting some demons, but everyone, it seems, can have a bad day. Graham, who was in Chicago last Tuesday promoting her indie film "Broken" at the first GenArt Chicago Film Festival, said her role as a diner waitress trying to bounce back from drug addiction and a dangerous relationship struck home.

"I related to the self-destruction," she said. "In my own ways, I've done that, but not with heroin."

Graham, who was clad in a teal minidress with English lace detailing from L.A. designer Michelle Jonas and tall Versace camel boots, said she lifts herself out of any difficult times with help. "I go to therapy; I do yoga," she said. "And it's deciding to have good self-esteem."

The actress is also taking work matters into her own hands, venturing into producing to create more films about determined women. "I don't find a lot of movies I can relate to," she said. "There is too much from the male perspective. I want to create more material for myself that's inspiring."

MUM'S THE WORD: Berliners packed the trendy Clemens Tissi gallery last week for the opening of an exhibition of Hedi Slimane's "F System" furniture — and to catch a glimpse of the former Dior Homme designer himself. When asked about his future plans, Slimane's comments were about as minimal as his furniture. "I'd rather not talk about it," he said, surrounded by cameras. A fan and former resident of Berlin, Slimane popped up again over the weekend to launch a group art show called "Sweet Bird of Youth," featuring his own art, at Arndt & Partner. "I feel at home in Berlin," he said. "It's a very creative city and very inspirational. You see so many different types of people on the street." On Sunday, Slimane was slated to record a conversation with graphic designer Peter Saville and artist Thomas Demand, which will be assembled into a book.
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