GIVENCHY A-OK: Hubert de Givenchy is in fine fettle after a recent cataract procedure and checking in briefly to the American Hospital in Paris after feeling winded. While friends say Givenchy's eyesight was affected by the operation and he suffered from two embolisms, the retired couturier, who is 80, insisted, "I feel great."
PARTY ALL THE TIME: Van Cleef & Arpels is calling dibs on fashion week parties. Save-the-dates have gone out for the Sept. 4 bash, "Une journée à Paris," at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The 100-year-old Parisian jeweler is celebrating its hometown with a collection of haute joaillerie inspired by a woman's journey through Paris. This summer, 7,500 hand-calligraphed invites will be divvied out to the event, for which Hammerstein will be transformed to look like a Paris nightclub replete with Lido dancers.
TOPSHOP'S POP ART: Topshop keeps rolling out the design collaborations. On Monday, the retailer introduced collections with Christian Joy, the New York designer who's best known for the outlandish stage costumes she creates for Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and a collection of T-shirts by the British artist Stella Vine, emblazoned with the artist's eerie, naive portraits. Joy's collection comprises T-shirt dresses with graphic prints and cotton dresses, which all retail for about $100, while Vine's line includes slash-neck T-shirts and T-shirt dresses with prints of portraits of Frida Kahlo, Marilyn Monroe and Lily Cole, from about $43 through $60. Luckily, Vine, who achieved notoriety when Charles Saatchi bought one of her controversial portraits of Princess Diana in 2004, has diplomatically omitted her portraits of Kate Moss and Pete Doherty, which take a sidelong glance at their tabloid travails.