Self-described ";big fans" of ";American Idol" since its first season, the designers said they will check in with Sparks before the show for any last minute adjustments. But when she is belting out her three songs, they will be seated and ready to vote. ";We're definitely going to vote — 10 times each," Mischka said.
TOGETHER AGAIN: ";How could I say no?" asked Betsy Bloomingdale, guest of honor at the C.H.I.P.S. Annual Luncheon in Los Angeles last week. ";Valentino is my favorite designer. Valentino and Oscar [de la Renta]." The grand dame mined her closet for a red suit, which she paired with a straw hat and sunglasses to protect against the glare. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, clad in a white suit and her signature tortoise glasses, sat next to Bloomingdale for the Valentino fall runway show, which took place over the pool at Catherine Beyer's Brentwood estate. But no one in the audience was young enough to recognize the ";surprise" — club promoter Brent Bolthouse, who made the final exit in the name of charity. ";Well, if all else fails, I have another job," he joked.
WHEN IN ROME: Rome's nascent film festival is picking up steam. Sharon Stone, who tonight presides over an auction at the annual AmFAR gala in Cannes, has also agreed to chair an inaugural Cinema Against AIDS event in Rome on Oct. 25, with Fendi as the presenting sponsor. Francis Ford Coppola is also said to be screening his latest film at the Roman showcase.