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Fashion Scoops: Shifting Dates ... Go East, Young Designer ...

The fall season of runway shows hasn't even kicked off, but the Council of Fashion Designers of America, British Fashion Council, Chambre Syndicale and Camera della Moda already are looking toward 2009 and 2010.

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And to make the whole thing interactive, the "Ugly Betty"producers are holding a contest that asks anyone in the audience to submit a sketch of a dress made of office supplies, along with an original essay in 100 words or less discussing the concept of the design. The winning designer will receive a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend a Friday taping of the show, which will feature a dress based on the winner's design that Christina (Mode's "closet keeper"seamstress) has whipped up in just 12 hours during a blizzard for a celebrity-in-need (thus the office supplies). With more than 500 responses in less than a week of the announcement, judges America Ferrera (Betty), Vanessa Williams (Mode's creative director, Wilhelmina Slater), Ashley Jensen (Christina), Eric Mabius (Mode's editor in chief, Daniel Meade) and Eduardo Castro (the show's costume designer) have their work cut out for them.

GOOD ROCKER: "Who says you can't go home,"Jon Bon Jovi sang Thursday night at the Tribeca Rooftop as the rocker teamed up with Kenneth Cole to kick off R.S.V.P. to Help, a fund-raiser to benefit homeless organizations. R.S.V.P. is also the name of Cole's new men's fragrance, marketed by Coty Inc., and Bon Jovi is the scent's face. Cole and Bon Jovi collaborated to create a collection of $795 jackets that were sold during the holidays. All the efforts so far have yielded more than $1 million for Habitat for Humanity; HELP-USA, founded by Cole's wife, Maria Cuomo Cole, and the Philadelphia Soul Charitable Foundation. The event Thursday drew the likes of Ron Perelman, Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky, Richie Sambora, Petra Nemcova and Russell Simmons. When asked if he's involved with charity work, Stern admitted that with his radio commitments, he has time for little else.

"Radio is the only thing I'm capable of doing, and that's about it,"said Stern, who said he never imagined the immense wealth a radio career could bring. "You don't get into radio to be rich and famous. You get into radio because you have some bizarre fascination. I never imagined I'd make a living in radio and make more than $250 a week."
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