Front Row at Elie Saab Couture Fall 2010

Linh Dan Pham, Marie Gillain and Anna Sherbinina attended the Elie Saab show in Paris.

Anna Sherbinina

Anna Sherbinina

Photo By Stephane Feugere

ACTING UP: Red-carpet maestro Elie Saab drew his fair share of starlets — including Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Clémentine Poidatz, Linh-Dan Pham and Marie Gillain — in need of frocks. Former model Anna Sherbinina, who is working on a movie with Oscar-winning director Régis Wargnier, said she likes to keep an eye on fashion to help develop the costumes for her characters. “And you know, couture really is theater itself. It’s a whole performance, with the music and the setting, never mind the gowns,” she said.

Fellow front-rower Chantal Thomass, who knows a bit about fashion herself, revealed she’s working on an A-to-Z gift book for the holiday season about her favorite things, such as B for boudoir.