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Fashion Scoops: Showstoppers... Green Glamazons... Surf's Up...

The paparazzi on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have more reasons than ever to go into a frenzy at next Monday's Costume Institute gala.

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"I go to Barbados every year with my husband," explained Westman, who wore the same brown leather Hogan espadrilles as multiple women that night. "This summer, we're going to his parents' house in Toulouse [France]. He'll play golf and I'll hang with my girlfriends."

A TEESE TOAST: Dita Von Teese is used to unwrapping herself, but last week at the Angel Orensanz Foundation on Manhattan's Lower East Side, she helped Cointreau unveil a new cocktail named in her honor. The first Cointreau Piece was served to Von Teese after she unveiled her newest burlesque performance, which she finished in an oversize bedazzled martini glass. The concoction, which contains Cointreau, apple and lemon juice, Monin Violet syrup and ginger garnish, was passed to her fans thereafter. "This is exotic and sweet," said Unruly Heir's Kristian Laliberte. "Very much like Dita." But the drink wasn't the only draw, of course. "It's Passover," said fashion designer Anne Leman. "I can't drink, so I'm really here for Dita." The event drew a throng of fashion talent, including Adam Lippes, Jason Wu, Richie Rich and Traver Rains of Heatherette, Tara Subkoff and Catherine Malandrino, who was there celebrating her birthday. Also in attendance were actor Jason Lewis, model Nacho Figueras, Russell Simmons and Ru Paul.

CHARLOTTE ON THE GO: Charlotte Ronson has youth on her side. There's no other way to explain how the fashion designer managed to shoot a Jane Birkin-inspired ad campaign featuring her younger sister, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, with photographer Pamela Hanson in New York last Monday, catch a Kanye West concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday and host an alfresco dinner in Hollywood on Wednesday for Lindsay Lohan, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Robin Thicke, The Donnas' lead singer Brett Anderson and Ronson's siblings, Mark and Samantha Ronson. "It seems intense," Ronson said of her schedule. Her philosophy to cram as much as she can in a day extended to her hosting style. While early-arrival Lohan sat down at the table to receive a gift wrapped in a red scarf, new parents Richie and Madden arrived an hour after the party started at the Roosevelt Hotel's Dakota Bridge.
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