As for Marisa Berenson, she said she would be making her Paris theater debut next year. "It will be my first time on stage in Paris," said Berenson, who sat with her daughter, Starlite Randall.
DINNER AND A MOVIE: Not only a star on the screen, Catherine Deneuve now is applying her touch to the movie theater itself. She recently redecorated the Cinema du Panthéon and its tea salon. To give the space an Art Deco ambience, Deneuve sourced various objects and furniture at flea markets in various cities between takes. Deneuve is also an adviser for the menu, which features organic salmon from Denmark, Spanish ham and carrot cake. Deneuve is expected at the Gaultier show today.
YOUTHQUAKE: Starting today, the Petit Palais will play host to a new fashion initiative aimed at exposing young designers. Organized by the French ready-to-wear association, the event will allow the public and buyers alike to peruse behind-the-scenes material of five French brands, including Burfitt, Requiem, Véronique Leroy, ES-Orchestres and Sakina M'sa. One designer will be showcased per day. The show also will include a MySpace-inspired installation, designed by Loïc Prigent, geared to unveil the personal universe of each participant, from their favorite music to the contents of their wardrobe. While in a separate space, professionals will have access to static presentations of their spring collections.
EARLY START: Those who huffed and puffed that the spring fashion season started too early last month may want to start mentally preparing for the fall show schedule (Marc Jacobs included). New York's next fashion week is slated to kick off on Friday, Feb.1, and run through Friday, Feb. 8, bringing the week closer to January than ever. It shouldn't come as a surprise for those who keep track of such things, since the New York shows have been traditionally starting on the first Friday of the month for the past few years. That would mean that in 2009, the shows will run Feb.6 to 13, which should allow some New York designers some extra breathing room.