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Turkish fashion designer Rifat Ozbek could be on his way out at Pollini after four years at the Italian label.

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Tilda Swinton in YSL.

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OZBEK OUT?: Turkish fashion designer Rifat Ozbek could be on his way out at Pollini after four years at the Italian label. According to sources, Pollini's parent company, Aeffe SpA, is looking for a new creative director of ready-to-wear and is in talks with possible replacements. An Aeffe spokesman declined to comment on the speculation Tuesday. Ozbek produced his first rtw collection for Pollini, which is known predominantly for shoes and leather accessories, in February 2004. Aeffe SpA, which listed on the Milan Stock Exchange STAR segment for small companies in July, also operates the Alberta Ferretti and Moschino brands and produces collections for Jean Paul Gaultier. Pollini contributed 18 percent of Aeffe SpA revenues in 2007.

VERSACE BELLS: A little over a month after Nicolas Sarkozy tied the knot with Carla Bruni, the French president's ex-wife, Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz, will wed Richard Attias this month in New York. And Donatella Versace will dress the bride, according to sources. Ciganer-Albeniz will don a long evening gown by the designer, the groom will wear Versace, as will the wedding party. Versace officials were unreachable to comment.

RED LABEL:
"I've been around alcoholics all my life," Tilda Swinton, wearing an Yves Saint Laurent smoking and swilling Champagne, said at the Paris premiere of "Julia" Monday night. In the movie, she plays an alcoholic who loses it to the point of kidnapping a child for money. Fresh from her Oscar for best supporting actress in "Michael Clayton," Swinton delivers an intense performance in a physical role, but said the biggest challenge was driving the beat-up old cars. French director Erick Zonca filmed the thriller between Los Angeles and Mexico. Swinton also will be seen this year in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," and "Burn After Reading," which is expected in Cannes.

RETRO REDUX: Lou Doillon's collaboration with denim label Lee Cooper is her latest fashion project, but styling is old hat for the model and girl-about-town. "When she was 12 years old, she went into a children's store and put on a dress over pants and a top hat," recalled her mother, Jane Birkin, at Lee Cooper's party at Laperouse Sunday night. "The store then copied her look and put it in their windows."
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