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DIFFERENT TUNES: Fendi's party in New York for the new book "John Baldessari: A Catalogue Raisonne of Prints and Multiples, 19712007" by Sharon Coplan Hurowitz started off like most store events. A smattering of well-heeled types including Brooke Shields mingled among the racks of luxury goods and admired the artwork brought in for the occasion, while Hurowitz greeted well-wishers. But after a brief speech by the author, the evening became much less conventional. Rock-jazz pianist Eric Lewis (aka ELEW) took to a piano in the middle of the store and tickled the ivories. But instead of the standard cocktail party tunes, the musician pounded out pop covers including The Killers' "Mr. Brightside."
HOME COUNTRY: In Milan, a slew of designers turned out for the premiere of "Valentino: The Last Emperor," now on the shortlist of the Oscar nominations for best documentary. Reacting to the news, Valentino mused, "What can I say? An Oscar would be an incredible crowning for an emperor."
On Thursday night, a perky Valentino teased red-carpet photographers …