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Malibu's Dick Van Dyke shares a laugh with Disney's Tinkerbell at St. Jude's "Runway for Life" fashion show. Photo by Berliner Studios

FASHIONABLY GREAT

Fashionistas flocked to the Beverly Hilton Hotel to show off their style sense and help the kids at St. Jude’s Hospital. That Girl’s Marlo Thomas got a host of her Hollywood pals to drop by, including local legends like Dick Van Dyke who was greeted by Disney’s Tinkerbell on a whimsical red carpet. He joined Cybill Shepard, Jamie Pressly, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jason Alexander for a gala dinner and celebrity fashion extravaganza.

Sexy sisters Haylie and Hilary Duff were among the mega models taking part in the show. Haylie sported a glamorous, one-shouldered, black cocktail dress dripping in silver sequins while Hilary donned an elegant chiffon halter in chocolate brown. Valerie Bertinelli showed off her svelte, post-Jenny Craig bod in a stunning, charcoal grey, beaded gown. Jamie Pressly went for sass in an asymmetrical emerald green mini. Marlo, meantime, accessorized her sizzling strapless number with longtime hubby Phil Donahue.

St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis was founded by her dad, the late Danny Thomas. His mission was to see that “no child dies in the dawn of life.” Since then the group has performed pioneering work, helping to find cures for cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The event raised more than $1 million to make Danny’s dream come true.

SNAP TO IT!

Christmas may be over, but January is the most wonderful time of the year for photo buffs. They’ll be getting an eyeful at this year’s Photo L.A. The 8th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Expo returns to the Barker Hangar on Friday.

From landscapes to nudes, historical photos to hysterical themes, the expo has something for everyone. It will also feature locals like Bob Weingarten as well as celebrity shutterbugs like Diane Keaton. And if you see something that strikes your fancy, it’s all for sale.

The annual showcase is the largest exhibition of its kind in the United States. It kicks off with tonight’s opening night gala to benefit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Photo L.A. Director Stephen Cohen says the event has come a long way from its humble beginnings. And what’s good for Photo L.A. is good for L.A.

“Los Angeles is the creative hub for artists and a major creative center in terms of production of contemporary photography,” he explained. “Photo L.A. continues to grow each year with an increasing number of new and returning exhibitors.”

The show runs through Sunday. So check it out. You’re bound to find something that’s picture perfect.

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