KEEPING IT ROLLING: To Michael Kors, one of the main ingredients of a successful mall retailer is energy — and his new 3,200-square-foot store in South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., kicked off with plenty of it Monday night. A crowd of 300 — including Henry Segerstrom, Jerrod Blandino, Jeremy Johnson and Laura Baratta, chairman of the Sound of Music Guild that benefited from the opening party — giddily snapped photos with Kors, chatted with him about "Project Runway," the fourth season of which will start airing Nov. 15, and fawned over the designer's merchandise. "I have cotton mouth," said Kors, while catching his breath and grabbing a drink. The store — Kors' 17th in the U.S. and fourth in Southern California — is the first to carry the full array of the designer's collections, from his Jet Set sportswear to Michael Kors, Kors Michael Kors and Michael Michael Kors. "There is nowhere else in the country where you have glamorous teenagers and hip matrons," said Kors. He hinted that next up in the Kors' retail stable could be a San Diego location, saying it is "on our horizons."
WELL INTENTIONED: On Monday evening, the civic-minded likes of Donna Karan, Drena De Niro, Kate Spade and Natasha Richardson filed into Gustavino's in New York for a silent auction and supper hosted by Kageno, an organization benefiting the people of Kenya and Rawanda. Without question, the most coveted auction item of the evening was a dinner party for 10 at chez Karan. "I'll only bid on the dinner if Donna is cooking," joked Spade, who arrived with husband Jack and daughter Frances in tow. Unfortunately for Spade — and for those craving a Big Mac — Karan had no such plans. "My personal chef will prepare an absolute organic experience," the designer said.