FAME GAME: Art merged with fashion at the Warhol Factory X Levi's X Damien Hirst show over the weekend, with two showings at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea. "It's about cross-pollination," said Levi's creative director Adrian Nyman as to why the denim giant chose to collaborate with Hirst. What resulted was a nearly 60-piece collection of Hirst-inspired or codesigned wares expected to retail at Barneys New York, Fred Segal and American Rag Cie. Hirst and Warhol fans including director Larry Clark, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, André Balazs, Mary-Kate Olsen, Vincent Gallo, Malcolm McLaren and Casey Spooner viewed the wearable art on a runway that resembled Hirst's "spot" works to a prerequisite soundtrack of The Velvet Underground, The Clash, David Bowie and Blondie. "Andy was always very fashion-oriented anyway, in this case it seems like a rather seamless thing," said Balazs, who happens to own pieces by both Hirst and Warhol. While Hirst was nowhere in sight — he was said to be behind the scenes — the audience applauded the Swarovski crystal skull pattern jeans that will retail for $3,500-$4,000 and the finale looks, which were cut from a large canvas of white denim upon which Hirst created an original spin art painting.
PROM MUSIC: No stars were sitting in Betsey Johnson's front row Tuesday: they gathered around mini tables complete with mini Moët & Chandon bottles evoking the show's prom theme. LL Cool J, Maya and The Misshapes visited, perhaps representing the musical performers necessary for any slow dance. LL Cool J, whose Todd Smith line launches for spring, said: "My prom was going platinum. This is my first prom — I am making up for lost time." Tori Spelling, who attended prom with the world on "Beverly Hills, 90210," wore Betsey Johnson this time around, but declined press interviews.