THE COVER-UP: It's a good thing Alexandra Lind Rose knows her way around Palm Beach, Fla. Before staging a joint fashion show with Alfred Fiandaca at the Colony Hotel last week, the designer had to dash out for brown tights for a few models — not an easy assignment in the Sunshine State. After hitting Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, Rose, a Palm Beach regular, dug out a few pairs of Fogal. Patty Raynes, Alexia Hamm Ryan, Eleanora Kennedy, Jesse Araskog, Liz Lind, Grace Meigher, Louis Rose and Lily and Merilee Holt were among the first to preview the fall collection.
LONDON CALLING: Halston's British fans who missed their chance to get a dress through Net-a-porter.com right after the show need not worry. Come June, they will be able to find a whole Halston showcase at Selfridges. Halston has struck a deal with the upscale British department store. The partnership will include an 800-square-foot Halston shop-in-shop, which will offer pieces from the ready-to-wear and evening collections as well as handbags and shoes. And what's more, Halston will be in good company. The shop-in-shop will be located on the Oxford Street flagship's Super Brands floor, which has similar areas for Balenciaga, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana.
END OF AN ERA?: For 16 years, the DKNY-painted wall on the corner of West Houston Street and Broadway served as an unofficial entrance to SoHo. Just like so many things iconic to the neighborhood, though, it could soon meet its ending. The Broadway building featuring the wall on its north side was recently sold, resulting in DKNY losing the right to use it this month. Painted in 1992, the image, which was based on a logo designed by Peter Arnell, offers a look at the downtown Manhattan skyline, including the Twin Towers and a superimposed Statue of Liberty.