Up-and-coming singer Kat DeLuna’s debut album, 9 Lives, doesn’t drop until next week, but the 19-year-old bilingual hip-hop artist—whose tracks are tinged with merengue—looked like a red-carpet pro Saturday in L.A., sporting eye-catching gold paillettes and feathery fringe at the Imagen Awards for Excellence in Latino Entertainment. We can see Donatella dressing this star for an arena near you.
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For the socially phobic, this is a good weekend to be in Connecticut. Because if you’re in the Hamptons, things are going to be even more frenetic than usual. Kicking off a jam-packed Saturday schedule is the annual shopping extravaganza known as Super Saturday, hosted by Donna Karan, In Style, and the reliably perky Kelly Ripa. Later in the evening, Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center benefit will give partygoers a chance to get arty with Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf, comedian Jimmy Fallon, and burlesque babe Dita Von Teese. In nearby Amagansett, Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld will open their doors to invitees such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, and the entire Ferragamo family for an evening supporting the Baby Buggy charity. In East Hampton, meanwhile, the Cinema Society’s Andrew Saffir will be hanging with Anne Hathaway at the screening of Becoming Jane, and Damon Dash, Rachel Roy, and eighties icon Ally Sheedy are scheduled to attend Russell Simmons’ Art for Life dinner at his estate. Sunday, on the other hand, promises to be comparatively peaceful, unless you’re part of the hardy crew who’ll be joining Fabiola Beracasa at noon for Fendi’s Moët & Chandon-sponsored champagne brunch on the Broward Megayacht (yes, that’s how the floating party palace is decribed on the invite).—Sarah Cristobal
If you’re going to wear a dress the same shade as the carpet you’re standing on, take a cue from Catherine Zeta-Jones and do it like this: The actress chose a sequined Ungaro minidress for last night’s premiere of her film No Reservations with enough wow factor to boost the movie’s opening-weekend box office by, we’d say, a cool ten million.
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It’s rare that editors have a chance to eat during the mad fashion week rush. They’ll have an opportunity to do so this spring season, though, when the Museum at FIT’s Couture Council honors Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz for his contribution to the “artistry of fashion” with a luncheon at the Rainbow Room on September 5. Last night, Charlotte Moss, the honorary chair, hosted a pre-event cocktail in the backyard of her Upper East Side brownstone. Byrdie Bell in a micro-mini T-shirt dress mingled with Lauren Ezersky and Mary McFadden and her new fiancé, Mark Dubury. Tiffany Dubin, in Lanvin, was accompanied by Richard Temtchine, the Almost Famous producer who just wrapped his new film, How to Seduce Difficult Women—none of whom, we’re fairly certain, were in attendance last night.—Laird Borrelli-Persson
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“What can I get for ten dollar? Anything you want!” Well, not quite. Fans of rapper/singer/visual artist M.I.A. sang along to the chorus of 10 Dollar at her sold-out show at Studio B last night knowing they’d have to fork over twice that amount for the evening’s hottest merch: a purple American Apparel tee emblazoned with a silver silk-screen of the former Central Saint Martins student turned critically acclaimed songstress. The design was oddly reminiscent of the iconic Che Guevara images, but for her stage outfit, M.I.A. opted not for Che’s revolutionary beret but an admiral’s cap festooned with red fabric flowers. And forget the baggy army fatigues: Never one to hide her assets, she sported shiny leggings and a fitted black vest.—Sarah Fones
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