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The Fashion Group International's Night of Stars this fall is shaping up to be another fashion-heavy affair.

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STARRY NIGHT: The Fashion Group International's Night of Stars this fall is shaping up to be another fashion-heavy affair. Alber Elbaz, Hussein Chalayan, Tomas Maier and Rick Owens will be honored for their contributions to fashion; Patricia Wexler will receive the honors for beauty; Steven Klein for media, and Zaha Hadid for architecture. Howard Socol, chief executive officer at Barneys New York, will be given the corporate visionary award, and Josie Natori will get the humanitarian award. They will join Jean Paul Gaultier, who will receive this year's Superstar Award. The Oct. 25 gala's theme is "The Rule Breakers." As in previous years, the gala will be at Ciprani 42nd Street in Manhattan and Simon Doonan will be the host.

PARIS, TEXAS: Southfork Ranch is worlds away from the Champs-Elysées, but on Monday the cast of "Dallas" landed on the famous French avenue to parade wardrobe items destined for a charity auction the next day. Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Steve Kanaly and Charlene Tilton — who had dug out a number of tasseled delights worn by her character Lucy, aka the "poisoned dwarf," for the sale — attended the event at Artcurial headquarters. During a cocktail hour, the cast of the legendary TV series was treated to the French version of its theme music.

"I've never seen the show in French, but I do know that for the Spanish version they used two people to dub the voices of the entire cast," said Kanaly, who was holding onto a rodeo belt buckle destined for the hammer. Hagman, meanwhile, who divulged he's been hit with a bullet on screen 40 times or so during his acting career, said he would be donating a white cowboy hat worn in his role as the villainous oil baron, J.R. Ewing.

HADID'S HELPING HANDS: Revelers at the Serpentine Gallery's annual summer party in London tonight won't be getting their usual preview of the museum's famous outdoor summer pavilion. Instead, they'll be treated to a special installation by Zaha Hadid. The Serpentine summer pavilion, which usually goes up in June or July, won't be unveiled until Aug. 22, and Hadid was commissioned to fill the gap. Her work looks like three giant parasols — or mushrooms — springing from a black base.
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