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BLONDE AMBITION: Guests at Chanel's cruise show in Los Angeles on Friday will spy the first look of the collection on someone in the audience: Claudia Schiffer. Karl Lagerfeld tapped the model, whom he recently shot for a Dom Perignon campaign, for Chanel's cruise press kit. Mind you, Schiffer won't be the only famous face lining the front row. Plenty of Tinseltown residents are awaited, including the likes of Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz and Camilla Belle, along with rockers Cat Power, Lily Allen and Anthony Kiedis.
BABY TALK: Talk about glamorous maternitywear. Valentino has whipped up a romantic, pale rose silk Empire gown for mother-to-be Eva Herzigova for the unveiling of Chopard's Red Carpet Collection in Cannes, France, on Wednesday. For the event, Valentino also has created a capsule collection of dresses inspired by 10 of Chopard's 60 fine jewelry pieces.
THE WINNERS' CIRCLE: Sometimes winning takes some convincing, but usually not when the prize is already in the bag. At Sunday's Alpert Award in the Arts, the event's namesake Herb Alpert told the crowd how Cynthia Hopkins, the winner for theater, mistook him for a crank caller when he rang to let her know she had won. She listened to the news, which included mention of a $25,000 increase on top of what used to be a $50,000 award, with complete skepticism. After hanging up with Alpert, Hopkins realized her gaffe and fired off an e-mail to administrators. Alpert, meanwhile, was busy checking the caller ID on his phone to make sure he had dialed the right number.