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Jeremy Piven Falls Over Petra Nemcova at Prada

Piven, Tyler, Nemcova
Of all the Fashion Week parties, the Prada-store event will always be good. They couldn't possibly top their last big Fashion Week bash with the Raconteurs, but we figured they might come close. And they did, sort of. We'd been looking forward to hearing Damien Hirst's formerly crack-addicted "maverick fucking geezer" friend Antony Green and his band the Hours play beneath a mockup of Hirst's $100 million skull. But pretty much from the second they started, we started to doze off. There were soundboard issues, and the music did not rock. Instead, we counted the celebs who had been able to squeeze their tiny bodies onto the steps opposite the stage (which is right in front of that big curvy thing in the middle of the store). Quite a few, it turned out.

Antonio Sabato Jr. Doesn't Pad His Dating Résumé, Underpants

Antonio Sabato, Jr.
"I'm the only single guy I know!" says former tighty-whitey model Antonio Sabato Jr., surrounded by male admirers at the Calvin Klein underwear party. Does he mind all that same-sex attention? "Someone asked me, 'Are you all right with gays liking you so much?' And I was like, 'Why wouldn't I be? It's good to be loved!'" says Sabato, right before getting fawned over by Mario Cantone. So what is he looking for? "My ideal girl is somebody who's pretty much willing to do anything: skydive, scuba dive, ride motorcycles," he says. She'll also have to be an early riser. "She'd be willing to get up in the morning and go to the U.S. Open with me after a night like this. A lot of girls like to sleep in. I'm ready to go in the morning." Also, "Don't drink, because I hate drinking." She'd have to be willing to deal with his being a single dad of two kids. But he is willing to try long distance, since he lives in L.A. One other thing: "I don't stuff my pants. What you see is what you get."—Jada Yuan For more pictures and quotes from the Calvin Klein underwear party, including Kimora Lee Simmons, Djimon Hounsou, and Agyness Deyn, read Party Lines.

Space Snake Vies for Attention Against Simpson's Bra at ‘W’ Party

Gabe Saporta
Jessica Simpson spent some time showing off her bra during W magazine’s New York Affair Party at the Chelsea Arts Tower last night, so it's no wonder stars of a lesser wattage had to amp up the antics to get attention. Gabe Saporta, of the band Cobra Starship (remember the jumpy theme song from Snakes on a Plane?) eagerly told us about the etymology of his band name. "We're from different time periods and from the future," he told Daily Intel. "See what happened was there was a cobra that came back from the future and taught me how to make beats, taught me how to dance, and told me to build a starship in honor of the spacecraft that brought him back from the future to find me." The cobra, apparently, has an important lesson: "The message is for hipsters to stop taking themselves so seriously and stop being pussies. " Smart snake. We asked him what his most embarrassing party moment was, but he wouldn't say because his mother reads New York. So what did she say when she heard he was receiving messages from an intergalactic snake from the future? "That's nice, dear." —Maggie Gray

Samuel L. Jackson: Always in Fashion

We didn’t manage to ask Samuel L. Jackson for style tips, but the actor — and, as it turns out, musician — did tip us off to his method for sneaking backstage at concerts.

The Sex-Obsessed Party With Todd Thomas and Debbie Harry

Designer Todd Thomas decorated his modest, twenty-piece show on the crowded rooftop of 60 Thompson last night with huge prints of Gestalt tests reshaped into kimonos, Rorschach ink blots made into belts, and big No. 2 pencil dresses.

Tony Soprano Evenhanded on Iraq

James Gandolfini
Walking around the city lately, it's been hard not to notice those stark photos of wounded soldiers with missing limbs in the ads for Alive Day Memories. You've probably even drawn your own conclusions on what the documentary, helmed by Sopranos star James Gandolfini, is about. But the film — which airs Sunday on HBO, and had its New York premiere last night at the Morgan Library — is surprisingly neutral; while never explicitly pro-war, its recounting of the stories of the war's injured is decidedly pro-American. In it, Gandolfini interviewed the veterans about the day they were attacked (and survived; hence, "alive day"). "I just thought that as a group of people over there serving our country hard, they need to be heard…nothing political, not on either side." More surprising was nary a harsh word from the wounded themselves.

Dude, the Trovata Party Was Totally Chill

Designer John Whitledge, showing his second solo outing since he and his three CFDA-winning Trovata co-founders split ways, celebrated at Tunnel's former location not with bitchy put-downs, but a groovy party straight out of sixties-era Brazil. Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction fame played a three-song set while Capoeira dancers busted athletic moves in crisp white Trovata pants (not a split pair among them). Meanwhile, white-clad lady models wearing head scarves mingled in the crowd.

Who, Pray Tell, Borrowed Their Bling at the Van Cleef & Arpels Party?

Van Cleef & Arpels jewelers transformed the Hammerstein Ballroom into a “Parisian nightclub” at their Fashion Week kickoff party, “Une Journee A Paris,” last night. A pair of French poodles — one dyed fuchsia, the other attempting to drag its butt across the glossy black stage — nearly stole the show, but fascinated as we are by shiny objects, it was the attendees' bling that drew our attention in the end. So who borrowed and who brought their own?

John Turturro's ‘Romance & Cigarettes’ Comes Home

John Turturro is hoping his movie Romance & Cigarettes is really going to make it this time. The indie musical about working-class neighbors in Queens who sing classic pop songs as an escape was a festival darling in 2005, but it's only now getting an American release. "I feel like Odysseus," Turturro told the audience at last night's premiere of the flick. "Our little boat lost its way, and it's finally found its way home." Sweet and surprising, the movie has perhaps the funniest sex scene of the decade, with Kate Winslet spewing the most astonishing obscenities as a tarty underwear salesgirl having an affair with a married construction worker, played by James Gandolfini. "She just started making things up," said Turturro. However the film fares here, Italians, at least, love it. Flying back from a trip to Naples, Turturro said, his e-ticket got lost in the system. Then ticket guy recognized him. "You made Romance & Cigarettes, no? Buonissimo! I get you your ticket." Then his fellow ticket guy jumped in. "Yeah, but I hear you're having a lot of trouble in America." —Jada Yuan Bonus Party Lines: John Turturro on dancing, Bobby Cannavale on singing, Susan Sarandon and Bebe Neuwirth on their worst jobs, and Aida Turturro on her underwear, plus lots more, at our Romance & Cigarettes Interactive Party Lines.

Richard Branson Forgives Colbert, Considers Janet Jackson as Ballast

Branson and Reid
Richard Branson was late to his own party at the Box for Virgin America Airlines' inaugural flight from LAX to JFK. He blamed, no joke, flight delays. Daily Intel caught up with him and asked about the now-famous incident when he angrily splashed Stephen Colbert with a glass of water during a taping of the Colbert Report. Turns out all is forgiven. He and Virgin America CEO Fred Reid also have plans for hotels in space and fond memories of the time Branson threatened to throw Janet Jackson off a hot-air balloon. It's all after the jump.