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Fashion Scoops: Kylie Lands in Paris... Long-Haul Fliers... What About Bob?..

Warming up for the kickoff concert for her KylieX2008 European tour, Kylie Minogue had her Parisian fans spinning around on Monday.

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Kylie Minogue at the Tous event.

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KYLIE LANDS IN PARIS: Warming up for the kickoff concert for her KylieX2008 European tour, Kylie Minogue had her Parisian fans spinning around on Monday. After being awarded a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Arts), the petite songstress was whisked to the Hotel de Crillon for the unveiling of her first campaign for the Spanish jewelry brand Tous. "Is anyone coming to my little show tomorrow? It's not that big a deal," joked the jittery star, whose mom and pop were in the crowd, joined by a gaggle of French actresses including Zoé Félix, Delphine Chanéac and Emilie Dequenne.

Chanéac, who'll be heading to the Cannes Film Festival next week, sported a shaved head from her role in the upcoming sci-fi horror film "Splice," starring Adrien Brody. "All I'll say is that my character is part-animal, part-human with a tail," said Chanéac.

As for Minogue's onstage costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier, the designer describes them as very graphic, modern — and a bit surreal. "It's quite spectacular. The show will be great," said Gaultier, adding that Minogue requested certain styles from couture shows, including a purple "skeleton" dress from the winter 2006 collection. But everything was modified and customized to suit the show's choreography and Minogue's petite dimensions.

A "manga type of girl" — with a dash of Orthodox iconography — ranks as Gaultier's favorite of the eight looks he created for the tour, which winds up in London in August.

LONG-HAUL FLIERS: Fashion stalwarts Marylou Luther and Bill Cunningham will have reason to celebrate during Paris' next round of ready-to-wear shows in October. According to a spokesman for the city's Chambre Syndicale, the pair will be awarded a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Arts) during the shows for their extensive coverage of the fashion industry — dating back to 1948 for Cunningham, whose vintage career path includes a stint at Women's Wear Daily before moving to The New York Times, where he works as a photographer, and to 1958 for Luther, the longtime editor of The International Fashion Syndicate.

WHAT ABOUT BOB?: Bob Colacello is no stranger to parties. After all, the author certainly had his fair share last year, when he celebrated his 60th birthday and the publishing of his book, "Out." But that didn't stop Adam Lippes from throwing Colacello a party to celebrate the second printing of that book and his 61st birthday. "Everyone thinks that getting a book published is a big deal, but getting a second printing is a really big deal," said Lippes in between attending to hosting duties on Saturday night. Gathered at his West Village pad was an intimate group, including Francisco Costa, Eva Lorenzotti, Marjorie Gubelmann and Coco Brandolini.
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