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Saks Kicks Off Its Charity Shopping Weekend, and Woody Plays Clarinet for Hugo Boss

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Brooke Shields, at Rockefeller Center
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Julianne Moore, at the Cunard Building
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"The same passion that goes into shopping needs to go into supporting cancer charities," declared Brooke Shields at the Viva la Cure party she hosted on Wednesday night at the Sea Grill, the restaurant right by Rockefeller Center's famous ice rink. As it turns out, shoppers are on the case, even before Saks Fifth Avenue's official Key to the Cure benefit shopping weekend gets under way. Gesturing to the Viva la Cure tees worn by the ice-skating waitresses who served hors d'oeuvres to guests such as Gretchen Mol and Amanda Peet, Saks' Steve Sadove proclaimed, "Our Juicy Couture charity T-shirts are already selling like crazy."

Downtown, at another city landmark, the Cunard Building, Hugo Boss put on a Boss Black Spring fashion show, as well as an after-party complete with eighties-disco neon lights and smoke machines. Most of the editors in attendance, still recovering from Milan and Paris, cleared out after creative director Ingo Wilts took his bow, but celebrity guests Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal lingered over Champagne in the lounge to hear a set by Woody Allen and his jazz band. "I loved the collection; what a beautiful place to have a show," said Kristin Davis, who had a day off from shooting the Sex and the City movie. Would her Boss Black white blouse and full black skirt make it into the film? "We're not done with fittings yet, so you never know," she said.

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