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MAIER FETES MAYSLES: He may have missed his own Rodeo Drive store opening, but Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier will touch down in Beverly Hills this week to host a dinner with Barneys New York's Julie Gilhart at the store's rooftop Barneys Greengrass restaurant on Friday. The event, honoring filmmaker and cinematographer Albert Maysles and his new tome "A Maysles Scrapbook," will be attended by Dustin and Lisa Hoffman, Howard Socol, Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch, Jennifer Meyer, Laura and Kate Mulleavy, Amanda and Wendy Goldberg, Liz Goldwyn, Elizabeth and Jim Wiatt, Bret Easton Ellis, Jacqui Getty and Cecilia Dean, probably more bold-faced names per square foot than in a typical Rodeo Drive fete.
DAKS, DEACON PART WAYS: Daks, the London-based women's and men's tailored clothing brand, plans to terminate its high-end women's line as of fall. As a result, it will no longer be working with Giles Deacon who had designed the line, which showed in Milan. The company said it planned to refocus its efforts on growing and developing the Daks men's and women's ready-to-wear lines. Deacon had designed the line for the past three seasons, and had just begun winning strong reviews. The luxury collection had wholesale accounts worldwide, but did not sell in the U.S. In addition to his signature line, Deacon designs a collection for the British high street brand New Look, and was recently named chief designer of Fay, the clothing company owned by Tod's Group.
WHAT'S HIS NAME AGAIN?: James Bond is set to take Lake Garda by storm come April 14. Daniel Craig, in his second performance as the legendary secret agent, is due in Italy to shoot the latest 007 flick, which also marks the 100th birthday of its creator, Ian Fleming. Mandatory car chases and action scenes will be filmed between the quaint — and usually quiet — villages of Tremosine, Limone sul Garda and Malcesine for more than 10 days. The movie, titled "Quantum of Solace," is the 22nd Bond flick and will pick up an hour after the end of the last installment, "Casino Royale." The film is set to come out Nov. 7 in the U.S. and a week later in Italy.