In Briefs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 May, 2000, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 May, 2000, 12:00am

Exhibitionist Vivienne Westwood, one of the world's naughtiest fashion designers, is in town for the opening of her exhibition 'Les Coquetteries de Vivienne Westwood' in the Park Court of Pacific Place. The focus is on her extraordinary couture creations post-punk (Westwood, with Malcolm Mclaren, originated the 'Seditionaries' label, made famous on the back of the Sex Pistols). The exhibition runs until Monday before moving to Taiwan. Seibu, stockists of Westwood men's and womenswear, is organising the event. Call 2971 3293 for information.

Very rich If you haven't received an invitation to Cartier's exclusive dinner party at The Peninsula tonight, chances are you aren't invited. The fine jeweller is hoping the way to a woman's heart - and purse - is through her stomach, and has flown in French three-star Michelin chef, Alain Ducasse, for two evenings of gastronomical consumption. Alongside him will be Cartier's Paris-based director of jewellery creation, Micheline Kanoui, who will present the most extravagant pieces, valued at up to $21 million, over dessert.

Planning ahead Alfred Dunhill, one of England's oldest and most established men's tailors, has organised a special preview of next season's leather jackets at its Pacific Place shop. Made-to-measure in luxurious Italian nappa, nubuck, deerskin and merino shearling, the jackets come in an assortment of styles - sporty (blousons, bombers, shirt jackets) and sophisticated. The raw-edged blazers and overcoats, for instance, cut quite a dash and will be ready in time for autumn. Until Saturday. Call 2537 1009 with enquiries or to make an appointment.

Suits you With swimsuit season just around the corner, The Lingerie Cafe (Prince's Building and 31A Wyndham Street, Central) is selling off last year's selection of Zeki suits at a fraction of their original price: $290 per bikini or one-piece. The Turkish line is colourful, fun and easy-to-wear. Padding can be found in all the right places and there are (relatively) modest hotpant styles.