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Balenciaga drew its typical hard-partying crowd Tuesday night.

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Coco Rocha takes to the stage.

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THE LATE SHOW: Balenciaga drew its typical hard-partying crowd Tuesday night. "We got here early because this party is usually messy," predicted Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. And it seems Kanye West, who swung by Cavalli before joining Charlotte Gainsbourg and Nicolas Ghesquière at Le Baron, didn't get quite enough shut-eye. The rapper rolled in halfway through Ungaro's show on Wednesday, discreetly taking a seat on the floor.

HEY, MR. DJ: Hip London soiree Boombox was less booming than usual at Parisian hangout La Perle Tuesday night. "I was expecting a giant Star Trek console, surround-sound system," joked Jefferson Hack, who came armed with bags of vinyl only to find a double CD deck rather than a record player. Hack said he would stick to his day job as editor of Dazed & Confused magazine — for which he's just wrapped a 70-page shoot and interview with Madonna, photographed by Steven Klein. Meanwhile, just about every Brit in town stopped by. "It's cool to see so many London people," said Gareth Pugh as he took a spin on the discs. "It's a home from home."

MODEL ACT: Coco Rocha will have a go at acting, the spirited model said backstage before the Christian Lacroix show Wednesday. When she's in New York next, Rocha will seek out some lessons and then, "we'll see. It is just something else to play with. It's not my 'life goal.'" Rocha already has dabbled in theater in her native Canada and is known for her penchant for Irish dancing. So being onstage is nothing new. However, she might try her hand at musicals. "I like period pieces," she added.

HOMEBODY: Lapo Elkann has an enticing proposition. Select editors have been invited Friday to check out his latest designs for Italia Independent at his Paris apartment, which overlooks the Invalides Esplanade. Among Elkann's glitzy neighbors are Antoine Arnault, Marisa Berenson and Carine Roitfeld.

SWAN SONG: Swarovski, the Austrian crystal giant, will unveil its new Swanflower monogram tonight at the Show Case venue on Pont Alexandre III. The design will be showcased on a new line of crystal and leather accessories on display at the event, which will include a concert by Rihanna. Featuring a rotating quartet of various-sized swans, which has been the brand's logo signature since 1989, the flowerlike motif was designed by Swarovski's creative director, Nathalie Colin Roblique.
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