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Nothing is trash in the world of Martin Margiela. No idea what to do with last Christmas' old tinsel?

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Martin Margiela's tinsel "fur" jacket.

Photo By Dominique Maitre

THE LATE SHOW: In shades of her "The Devil Wears Prada" role as a hapless fashion newbie, actress Anne Hathaway got held up on the red carpet arriving at Giorgio Armani's Privé couture show Wednesday night and only got to her seat around exit number nine. "I was so doing the walk of shame," she recounted later at a dinner Armani hosted at Mori Venice Bar. "That was beyond fashionably late." After three days of museumgoing and sightseeing in Paris, Hathaway is off to Rome for Valentino's couture festivities with a vow: "I plan to arrive on time." Next up for her, workwise, is a juicy role in a Jonathan Demme movie: "I play a recovering drug addict who arrives on the weekend of her sister's wedding," Hathaway said. Cate Blanchett flew in from Sydney to take in the Privé show, and was off to Hawaii to shoot the Indiana Jones movie. Her role? "I'll be shot if I tell you that," she said, flashing a big smile. Meanwhile, Camilla Belle said she was enjoying her jaunt in Paris before matriculating at Columbia University for her first year of study. "I'm so looking forward to having tea at Ladurée," she said, adding she's yet to choose her major. "I'm not there yet," she sighed. Actress Virginie Ledoyen said she was relishing her summer holiday. "I'll be in Corsica a bit," she said.

GRANDE DAMES: France's new first lady, Cécilia Sarkozy, finally made an appearance during couture week, but not at any fashion show. Instead, she attended a preview showing of photography by David Lynch featuring shoes by Christian Louboutin at the Pierre Passebon gallery Wednesday night. "He's a maestro," said Laura Dern, in Paris promoting the release of Lynch's "Inland Empire." The actress is filming two new features, "Year of the Dog" and "Tenderness" with Russell Crowe, both expected to hit theaters this fall. Charlotte Rampling popped by, too, despite her busy filming and theater schedule. "They're all so dark I wouldn't want to ruin the evening," joked Rampling of the film plot lines. She is working on "Purple America," based on the novel by Rick Moody, as well as "The Dances of Death" and "Angel." Rampling said she would also be starring in "Le Bal des Actrices" by budding French actress and director Mylène Jampanoï, a semidocumentary filmed with a handheld camera. "She's incredibly talented," said Rampling of Jampanoï.
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