Sally Field, Jane Seymour and other regulars...

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Sally Field, Jane Seymour and other regulars of Holly’s Harp Boutique on Sunset Boulevard will have to look elsewhere for fanciful dresses from now on. Holly Harp just closed her 19-year-old boutique to devote full time to designing clothes at her new Culver City studio. “I know a lot of designers are opening their own boutiques,” Harp tells Listen. “But for me, it dissipates the energy you can put in the product.” Harp says devotees can find her dresses at Alley in West Hollywood, Eleanor Keeshan in Sunset Plaza and the Shoe Connection in Encino. Giorgio, Beverly Hills also will carry her designs next fall. But before Harp’s store closed two weeks ago, Field and Seymour did manage to snap up some last threads. Field chose a silk slip dress and matching chiffon jacket among other things, Harp reports. Seymour chose a black jersey gown, shirred and beaded at the hip.

The boys wore black. Both of them, Sean Penn and Dudley Moore, for separate lunch dates at separate tables in the 72 Market Street restaurant. Listen was there to see Penn, minus Madonna. He wore a black leather jacket and left a black stretch limo waiting for him outside the front door. Moore had a huge black cape tossed over one shoulder. And a pair of bright yellow boots.

After our story of April 11, about real people who model in fashion and beauty ads, we got a call from real L.A. publicist Hope Boonshaft-Lewis, our cover girl for the feature, who appears in an ad for Germaine Monteil cosmetics. It turns out she got a call too, from real-life Mayor Tom Bradley. “He said he thought my picture was beautiful,” Boonshaft-Lewis recalls. “And he said he likes the idea of real women appearing in ads.” She says she didn’t expect to hear from the mayor, even though they’re acquaintances. But she wasn’t entirely surprised that he called. “He’s a real people person,” she explains. “Most of the time he answers his own phone.”


More shoes for Imelda: Though they couldn’t attend the first anniversary party last weekend for New York’s Herald Center, a 70-store complex of which they are principal owners, Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos did send their regrets. VIP guests sipped champagne, downed sushi and oysters and sang along with Bobby Short, who entertained. As the revelers exited, each received a gift bag including a red porcelain shoe, with a label that read: “Step into the world of Herald Center.” For the record: The complex has nine stores that sell footwear.

New York designer Dianne Brill wasn’t lonely on her birthday this week. Brill, who is nominated this year for a Cutty Sark Men’s Fashion Award, had a private cocktail reception in the Mike Todd Room of New York’s Palladium, where she served champagne and chocolate to a couple hundred guests. Brill knows who her customer is. The reception--except for the birthday girl--was for men only.

Men have been working up a sweat in the Army for years. Now they are going to be dressed for it. The office of Army Secretary John Marsh, in conjunction with Gen. John Wickham Jr., Army Chief of Staff, has announced that a four-piece sweat suit will soon be standard issue for Army men. The sweat suit will include a zip-front sweat shirt with hood and hand warmers and draw-string pants of gray cotton/acrylic blend and a T-shirt and athletic shorts in gray polyster/cotton blend. No manufacturer has been chosen to produce the sweat suit yet.

Guess? jeans owner George Marciano gave out Guess? watches as party favors at a recent luncheon he hosted. But guess what kind of watch Marciano wears? If you guessed a Guess? watch, you guessed wrong. Listen spied a new Rolex Explorer model on his wrist. Marciano, however, did have on a Guess? sweat shirt.

Actress Catherine Mary Stewart (“Sins,” “Hollywood Wives”) went to a TV talk show interview at the Jean Claude Jitrois boutique in Beverly Hills the other day, and a picture on the wall caught her eye. It showed Princess Stephanie of Monaco, wearing a Jitrois-designed dress with many ruffles and a cutout back. “Catherine wanted it for an award show she was hosting in Canada,” says Brenda Feldman, who works with Stewart. There was one minor complication when Jitrois West discovered it had sold out of the Princess style and had to phone Jitrois East in New York to find out whether they had it available. They did, in purple, and Stewart now owns it. The princess chose green.