Fashion: DESIGNS ON CELEBRITY

Hollywood and glamour have always been friends. Now they are business partners too

YOU KNOW THOSE MOMENTS JUST before the Oscars when the TV reporter predictably asks the starlet, "You look fabulous--who are you wearing?" Judging from the scene at the spring 2005 Chanel ready-to-wear show in Paris last week, the question designers now need to answer is "Who's wearing you?"

The atmosphere easily rivaled the show-biz frenzy of Oscar night, with hundreds of photographers and TV crews swarming into the Carrousel du Louvre, where Nicole Kidman sat with her favorite director, Baz Luhrmann. They had come to promote the Chanel No. 5 commercial they had made together, which will debut in theaters and...

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