Industry Has AIDS Auction

<i> Compiled by the Fashion 88 staff </i>

Fashion industry friends of AIDS Project, Los Angeles, are wrapping their entries for a glitzy fund-raising auction next Friday at the Century Plaza Hotel, and the choices are worth putting money on. Jim Watterson of the organizing committee tells us there are his-and-her furs from Somper Furs, Fendi luggage and a Krizia sweater from the Torie Steele boutique, red cashmere jog togs from Fred Hayman’s Giorgio boutique and original dresses by Bob Mackie, Nolan Miller and Bill Travilla (his is a replica of the one he made for Marilyn Monroe to wear in “The Seven Year Itch”), all of which will go on the block that night. And styles by L.A. sportswear designers Nancy Heller, Leon Max, Bonnie Strauss, Carole Little, Dennis Goldsmith, Harriet Selwyn and Norma Fink will be auctioned as well. That’s after a fashion show of highlights from the 25-year career of designer Geoffrey Beene, who’ll be the toast, if not the host, of the evening. Already, Ali MacGraw and Morgan Fairchild have said they would be there in their Beenes. Linda Evans says she’ll attend, but in a dress from her “Dynasty” designer. Stargazers and bargain hunters unite. Reservations, at $250 each, can be made by telephoning (213) 380-200, Ext. 288.

Letting His Hair Down

Lou Diamond Phillips couldn’t do a thing with his hair. The star of “La Bamba,” the movie, was on his way to a formal party at the time. So he took a detour to the Ingrid Klee salon in Beverly Hills and had her wash, gel, blow dry and spray his hair into a manageable shape, Listen hears from Brad Bessey, a spokesman for the salon. “These days, if he’s not going to a special event, his hair usually looks pretty scraggly,” says Bessey, explaining that Phillips is letting his hair grow very long for his next movie. He’s playing an American Indian in an old-fashioned Western, “Young Guns.”

Paternity Suit and Shirt?


Actress Demi Moore, expecting to expand, popped into the new Pea in the Pod maternity shop in Beverly Hills Tuesday. She purchased 15 pieces, some of which sound like fun. For example, the white cotton-knit suit, piped in jade green, with a snake hand-painted on the back of the jacket. And the silk dress, in red-and-black small floral print, with a big side bow and a flounce at the hem. Will hubby Bruce Willis get into the act and buy some paternity clothes?

New Excuse for Rivers?

Donna Rice may be a tough act to follow, but the folks at No Excuses jeans tell us they’ve found a new representative they’ll introduce at a press conference Thursday. While they’re keeping the name of Rice’s successor under wraps, rumors are flying that Joan Rivers will get the job. “We’ve heard that too, but we’re not confirming or denying it right now,” says Dari Marder, advertising director for the denim company. And Rivers’ spokesman, Richard Grant, says “no comment, I can’t confirm or deny.” Hmmmm. As for the outfit, it consists of sky-blue pants with zippers and bows at the ankles, and a baby-blue cropped jacket, Marder explains. The ad airs on television in late February and is expected in April issues of some fashion magazines. Look for the winner right here in Listen.

The Tall and Short of It

With those legs, we’re not surprised. Brigitte Nielsen walked into the Alaia boutique on Rodeo Drive recently and asked for the shortest skirts in the house. To go dancing at Vertigo that night, she bought a sable-color leather mini, matching jacket and four-inch heels. She added a little ecru wool-and-Lycra top with crisscross shoulder straps, and she certainly couldn’t leave the matching skirt behind. According to a store executive: “It’s the shortest one we have.”

Hayman Is Booked Up

To set the record straight, Fred Hayman’s spokesperson phoned us to say that Hayman is not participating in a book about himself, to be written by Steve Ginsberg. That information, printed in this column last week, was erroneous, said Katy Sweet. And why isn’t Hayman participating, we asked? “Because Mr. Hayman is mulling over two offers from major publishers, who’ve invited him to write his own book.”