SICK BAY: Raf Simons wasn't being antisocial after Tuesday's Jil Sander show when editors and retailers were barred from going backstage to offer congratulations. Rather, Simons was feeling seriously under the weather from an ear infection and not in condition to receive well-wishers.
BASTA PASTA: No Cotoletta alla Milanese for Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, who took in Moschino Tuesday along with Rosario Dawson and Sienna Guillory. "She is a Buddhist and a vegetarian," said her translator. The actress, whose most recent movie, "Blood Brothers," was selected to close the 64th Venice Film Festival earlier this month, will start working on a still-unnamed film in Hong Kong next year. Dawson said she just wrapped up "Explicit Ills" in Philadelphia, for which Jim Jarmusch is executive producer. "My friend Mark Webber is writing and directing. It's his directorial debut," she said. Guillory, who called Rossella Jardini's clothes "insouciant," is starring in "Inkheart," with Halle Berry, coming out next year, and is filming a pilot for Fox.
FAN CLUB: Liborio Capizzi, who guided the design team behind Monday night's Gianfranco Ferré show, may not have succeeded the late "architect of fashion" — Lars Nilsson nabbed the top job — but he had plenty of supporters backstage. "I really wanted to see the show," said singer Skin, who has appeared in Gianfranco Ferré campaigns and was a regular at the late designer's shows. "[Capizzi] is truly an unsung hero, a silent genius. [Ferré] would have been extremely proud of him." Meanwhile, Skin said she's busy recording two albums due out next year, including an electronic album.
IN THE PINK: A striking and unusually dressed princess turned up at the La Perla show on Tuesday — hailing all the way from Tibet. Decked out in her traditional chupa — a kimono-like floor-length dress — Princess Yabshi Pan Rinzinwangmo made heads turn. "A ceremonial outfit? No, it's simply what women wear regularly on the streets," she said, noting she plans to take in the Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace shows as well.