People: Jan. 27, 1997

WHAT'S NEXT, FIFI AT THE FOUR SEASONS?

Everybody loves ELOISE, the Plaza Hotel-dwelling urchin from the book by Kay Thompson. But perhaps ex-con turned innkeeper-to-the-image-conscious Ian Schrager loved her a teensy bit too much. Schrager published a parody of the children's classic in book form as a high-concept promotional brochure for his Miami hostel, the Delano. In Delia at the Delano, by Bob Morris, DELIA, right, sun-dries her own tomatoes, does Barbie liposuction and has a Prada ant farm. It's not unwitty stuff, but Thompson isn't amused. "I think they should be arrested," the nonagenarian eccentric says of the book's creators....

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