VALENTINO’S LATEST GIG: The Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert may be getting a fashionable touch in 2010, as couturier Valentino Garavani is in talks to design costumes for the traditional event. Broadcast in more than 50 countries, the concert is held in the Austrian city every year on the morning of Jan. 1.
WITH HONORS: Next Thursday, Parsons The New School for Design will be staging the AAS Line Debut — its annual fashion show showcasing the work of graduates from the AAS program, which is designed for people who seek a career change. This year’s event, to be held at the rooftop terrace at Lord & Taylor, will feature a new element with the school’s first AAS Icon Award. Betsey Johnson will be on hand to give the award to Fern Mallis, senior vice president of IMG Fashion. It won’t be the only award that night. Jen Kao, an alum of the program, will receive the Stacey Nipps Alumni award and a special Swarovski Award will go to one of the graduating students for best accessory design.