Has "deb of the decade" Cornelia Guest signed on as the new Breck girl? Listen can't say for sure, but an impeachable source tells us that "Goldilocks" Guest has indeed cut a deal with a shampoo firm to model her hair in print and TV ads. Guest's car phone was busy at press time, so we couldn't confirm. But watch these pages for an update.
Down Under Over Here
Richard Tyler, the inventive L.A. menswear designer who lists Diana Ross and Sammy Hagar among his clients, will open a shop on Beverly Boulevard at La Brea Avenue in September. The shop will feature Tyler's specialty: shapely jackets that give a long, lean, wasp-waist physique to whomever wears them, man or woman. The look is a combination of uptight-English, unstrung Edwardian and Hooray for Hollywood--all unexpected from an Australian native like Tyler.
Plucking His Heart Strings
Tonight's a biggie at the Apparel Mart in Atlanta. Designer Patrick Kelly's flying in from Paris to show his fall clothes at a benefit organized by Heart Strings, the Atlanta chapter of the Design Industries Foundation for AIDS. Kelly says he's designed a signature Heart Strings dress, which he'll debut at the event. The Mississippi-born designer, who lives in France, is now backed by Warnaco and recently became the first American admitted to the Chambre Syndicale, the elite Paris couturiers' organization. But fame and fortune haven't spoiled him a bit. He still wears baggy overalls, and his new fall look involves miniature billiard balls sewn onto dresses.