TAKE A BIKE: In what will no doubt be one of next month’s more unlikely gatherings of notables, Marion Cotillard, Hilary Duff, Donna Karan, LVMH honcho Renaud Dutreil and first deputy mayor Patricia Harris are expected to be on hand when the Bike in Style Challenge winners are unveiled June 2 at the LVMH Tower in Midtown Manhattan. In support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s battle cry for more bike commuting, LVMH teamed up with the Department of Transportation and the Fashion Institute of Technology to round up students to design clothing worthy of a ride to work.
MODERN KINGDOM: Fans of designer Richard Mishaan, including Helen Schifter, Beth Rudin, Nina Griscom, Allison Rockefeller and Gigi Mortimer turned out Thursday evening to inspect his lavish redo of the Presidential Suite atop the St. Regis Hotel. “It’s a modern interpretation of the 18th century. If Louis XV had a flat-screen TV, this is what it would look like,” said Mishaan, showing off a black lacquer and gilt commode equipped with hydraulic life to raise or lower the screen.