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FERRAGAMO'S PAS DE DEUX: Under designer Massimiliano Giornetti, Ferragamo's men's wear has grown leaner, sharper and younger. Now the Italian fashion house has found the right face for its new image: Roberto Bolle. The La Scala principal dancer will star in Ferragamo's fall 2008 ad campaign. Mario Testino is set to shoot the portfolio in Italy later this spring. The Italian-born ballet whiz is expected at Ferragamo's fall show today in Milan. Don't expect him to leap and turn across the runway, though. That will happen next month when he performs on behalf of Ferragamo during the company's 80th anniversary celebration in Shanghai.
SUPER PREVIEW: Those who can't wait until May to see the Costume Institute's "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit can get a preview this Wednesday. The Metropolitan Museum of Art president Emily Rafferty, along with Giorgio Armani, the Costume Institute's Harold Koda and Vogue's Anna Wintour will hold a special press presentation to disclose more details of the exhibit. The event will feature five outfits from the show, including the Batman costume used for the upcoming Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" — as well as four looks from European designers inspired by the likes of Superman and Spider-Man. There's just one hitch: The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Milan's Teatro Manzoni.
FUCHSIA'S FIRST FILM: Fuchsia Kate Sumner, whose parents are Sting and his first wife, Frances Tomelty, is working with her favorite fashion label, Issa, to film a documentary on the making of the fall collection. "Lots of friends of mine are filmmakers, so hopefully I've learned through osmosis. I've always wanted to direct, but only last year had the confidence to do it," she said. Sumner's four-minute film, which includes backstage scenes prior to the show and insights into the collection's creation, was set to appear on the label's Web site after Thursday's runway show in London. It will mark an ongoing collaboration between Sumner and Issa's founder, Daniella Helayel, who also plans to create an original five-minute drama featuring the label's clothes. "I'm still learning — I'm not a seasoned director yet. This is my first attempt. Hopefully it will speak for itself."