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PURPLE HAZE: Colette in Paris was seeing purple Tuesday night for the launch of Purple magazine's first "Purple Anthology." "I actually once did an internship at Purple, but it was more about art then," mused Colette's Sarah Lerfel surveying the night's edgy crowd, including Victoire de Castellane, APC's Jean Touitou, a tattooed Omahyra Mota, and Irina Lazareanu, who turned up in a pair of stapled Viktor & Rolf slacks. The musician-model said her album is due out in September, produced by Patti Smith and featuring some songs by Pete Doherty. "All we need to do is get Sean [Lennon] and Patti in the same town and make sure Pete's not in prison and we can get rolling," she joked, adding she favors wearing Balenciaga on stage. "But I find brands like Ann Demeulemeester and Martin Margiela also look fabulous on stage," she said. Cigar-toking Purple editor Olivier Zahn, meanwhile, disclosed he's busy working on the next Chanel Mobile Art magazine, this time for its New York stint. "I'm also going to be opening Purple's first office there in September," he said, as Le Baron's André zipped by to spray some graffiti.
MORE ON THE CFDA: Monday night's CFDA Fashion Awards are shaping up to feature quite a few celebrity presenters. This year, the Womenswear Designer of the Year award will be presented jointly by Victoria Beckham, Eva Mendes and Maggie Gyllenhaal, who will take the stage representing nominees Marc Jacobs, Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein Collection and Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, respectively. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present the Accessory Designer of the Year award. Ralph Lauren, meanwhile, will give Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg the night's Board of Directors' Special Tribute and Calvin Klein will bestow Caroline Herrera with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. The year's Swarovski awards will be presented by Mandy Moore. As reported, Fran Lebowitz will be the evening's emcee.
DENIM EXPANSION: To broaden its horizons, Miss Sixty Group is said to have acquired storied accessories house Roberta di Camerino with the aim to bring it back to its glory days. Miss Sixty founder Wicky Hassan and chief executive Renato Rossi have already put a design team in place to move the iconic colored velvet bags forward.