Hats Off for Albertus Swanepoel...Christian Dior in Shanghai...

Milliner Albertus Swanepoel has enjoyed both editorial exposure and critical accolades, but is anticipating a higher profile this coming fall.

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MEN AT WORK: The New York men’s show calendar is taking shape and Rag & Bone is planning a stand-alone presentation for men’s wear, separating the boys from the girls for the first time in years. Meanwhile, Generra is planning a co-ed show, marking a runway comeback for former Obedient Sons designer Swaim Hutson, now designing Generra. Gant will reveal Gant by Michael Bastian in a presentation separate from the runway show for Bastian’s signature line. And Perry Ellis is back from hiatus, showing in the tents. Ecco Domani winner Siki Im will be in a group show as well as his own presentation.

MOVIE STAR: Vanessa Seward, Azzaro’s artistic director, has found herself a new gig — acting. She plays Gladys, a wife who is cheated on by her husband, in Valérie Donzelli’s new comedy “La reine des pommes” (“The Queen of Hearts”), due out in France on Feb. 24. Seward, who wears Azzaro in the film, had to step out of character for her role. “I’m rather timid and had a scene where I had to slap someone,” she explained.

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