October 25, 1993 12:00 PM

Ellen Barkin (above) wore this $1.275 Dolce & Gabbana linen suit at a New York City party for former Sea of Love costar Al Pacino. Actress Mimi Rogers sported hers at the MTV Movie Awards in L.A.

Monty Python’s Eric Idle (left, at Cannes in May) and Another World’s Julian McMahon (at the Daytime Emmy Awards in N.Y.C. the same month) both donned this $795 Moschino blue-sky cloud jacket. McMahon’s excuse? He plays a character named Ian Rain.

Only Winona was in the movie, but both Ryder and singer Pia Zadora are far from The Age of Innocence in this $4,160 satin Azzedine Alaïa. Ryder (above) wore hers to the premiere of Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Pia, in January, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Both probably shopped at the same L.A. store. “We didn’t get many in blue,” said an Alaïa chez Gallay salesperson, “so it’s kind of a coincidence.”

Lea (Back to the Future) Thompson (far left) in L.A. last July and Grammy winner Celine (Beauty and the Beast) Dion, heading to a tennis tournament in August, each slipped into a floral-patterned slip of a slip dress.

Rod Stewart’s model wife, Rachel Hunter (far left), Guess? girl Anna Nicole Smith (center) and actress Susan Dey each filled out this $3,800 stretch Pamela Dennis gown in her own unique way. Dennis demurred when asked who looked best, but did comment of Smith, “Wow! What a body!”

Rocker Eric Clapton wore Armani’s $90 burgundy-and-beige tie in London; New York Knicks coach Pat Riley (top) sported the blue-and-beige version at courtside.

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