A PASSAGE TO PARIS: Anamika Khanna is the second Indian designer signed up for Paris Fashion Week. Khanna, a skilled fabric designer, will join Manish Arora on the French calendar this fall. Khanna cut her teeth as a sari designer in Calcutta, India, for 10 years before launching her fashion label, Ana Mika, in London in 2003. She's been showing in New Delhi in India and London ever since. "Ana Mika has developed some really intriguing metallic weaves for spring," said brand director Amit Rastogi. The collection will feature takes on traditional garb such as the sari and the lengha [a layered Indian bridal skirt], he said.
RED-CARPET TREATMENT: Apparently, cute clothes aren't the only benefit of being a stylist's child. June Ambrose went all out for her three-year-old daughter Summer Chamblin's birthday party Saturday — replete with a red carpet, step-and-repeat media wall and $800 goodie bags. The birthday girl's guest list included Kimora Lee and Russel Simmons' daughters, Kim Porter's and Sean Combs' twin girls, D'Lila Star and Jesse James and Fantasia Barrino's daughter, Zion. Ambrose called on some of her clients to sponsor the bash so the tykes could take home LeSportsac bags filled with bottles of Pepsi, and freebies from Adidas, Baby Phat, Miss Sixty, L'Oréal Paris, Rocawear, Ed Hardy, Disney, HBO robots and loads of music products from Def Jam and others. The gang that gathered at Ambrose's Midtown pad planned to sing "Happy Birthday" around a castle-shaped cake covered with the Louis Vuitton logo. What happened to the days of just a clown and ice cream cake?