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Skin is still in. Tonight, Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy will be honored by the NYU Cancer Institute at a gala at the Mandarin Oriental New York.

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Di Modolo's president and chief executive officer Benny Shabtai was on hand to welcome Zeta-Jones. He couldn't be happier to have her on board. "It was love at first sight," Shabtai sighed. "We appreciate her because of what she is — respected, talented, an actress, wife and mother. She's also clever and beautiful." Dino Modolo, the firm's designer, agreed. "This collection is all about the woman, a strong woman. And Catherine is that woman. She was the perfect muse."

After a recent stint as the face of Revlon Colorist, Sheryl Crow is graduating to apparel. The singer has signed a manufacturing deal with Western Glove Works to develop and distribute a denim-based collection dubbed Bootheel Trading Co. by Sheryl Crow. The new line will be the second celebrity-backed denim collection for Winnipeg, Canada-based Western Glove Works, which owns the Silver Jeans and 1921 label, and manufactures Victoria Beckham's DVB Denim collection. Bootheel Trading is slated for a fall 2008 launch in department stores and specialty chains. Prices will range from $20 to $65.

GOLDEN GLASSES: Ray-Ban is bringing out the bling. In honor of its 70th anniversary, the eyewear brand is launching the Ray-Ban Ultra, a limited edition collection of two styles that made the brand famous: the Aviator and the Outdoorsman. But these aren't your grandma's Ray-Bans. Each of the 25,000 pairs is made of titanium, beta-titanium and pure gold, and will feature an engraved serial number on the inner side. Just in time for holiday, the collection launches in December and will retail for $485.

Clinique took its sponsorship of Glamour's Reel Moments program a step further by commissioning jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer to create special "Clinique Happy" bracelets for Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst and Rita Wilson. The actresses made their directorial debuts for the Reel Moments series, overseeing movies based on stories from Glamour readers. The bracelet, which is 18-karat hammered yellow gold with orange sapphires, was given to the directors and to the readers whose stories have been brought to the screen. The women were expected to wear the jewels at the Reel Moments premiere Tuesday in Los Angeles.
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