Fashion Scoops: Nic and Click... He's Baaaack... Right and Left...

Nicolas Ghesquiere is the latest fashion designer reaching out to cyber shoppers.

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As for what was said once Bloomberg and Schwarzenegger were behind closed doors is anyone’s guess. The Four Seasons’ Julian Niccolini said, “Most people with a brain would vote for them. They really make too much sense.”

RIGHT AND LEFT: It looks like Ralph Lauren will not be joining the stampede to Palais Royal, which is becoming a hot Paris destination for designer shopping. The American designer was to open an outpost in the chic square, home to boutiques by Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Acne and, coming soon, Stella McCartney. Word has it Lauren now plans to focus energies on his two other major boutiques in the works for the French capital: one on tony Avenue Montaigne and another on Boulevard Saint-Germain on the Left Bank.

VINTAGE AUCTION: Hubert de Givenchy and some of the world’s top designers have donated items from their private collections to a vintage auction in Florence on Saturday in aid of children suffering from leprosy in Calcutta. De Givenchy, who donated that black dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” at the last Asta Vintage di Beneficenza in 2006, will also attend the event and chair the jury for a competition between fashion students from around the world. Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferré, Alberta Ferretti, Antonio Marras, Emilio Pucci and Sonia Rykiel have also donated items to the event in aid of the Dominique Lapierre Foundation. Some of the items under the hammer include the Bluemarine dress worn by Jennifer Lopez at the 2000 London premiere of her film “The Cell,” Enrico Coveri’s 1985 paillette dress and the Belstaff jacket worn by Leonardo di Caprio in the film “The Aviator.” In total, 5,000 items have been donated, a selection of which will be auctioned, while the remainder will be put on sale via a special show. The three-day show opens today.

RICCI REDO: The Nina Ricci flagship in Paris is getting a top-to-toe makeover. The landmark boutique at 33 Avenue Montaigne was shuttered last week for extensive construction work, including the alteration of its central staircase, to make way for a new design concept by Ricci’s artistic director, Olivier Theyskens.

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