>> Stephanie Seymour sat out the Costume Institute Gala earlier this week as a gesture to Alaia, but there may have been more to it: she's in the middle of a divorce from husband of 16 years Peter Brant, billionaire owner of Brant Publications and Interview.
Seymour filed for divorce two months ago, and although she and Brant are still living under the same roof in Greenwich, Connecticut, she told a friend:
"It's OK. I'm sleeping in the maid's quarters. I'm doing the best I can to keep things amicable. I want to be the bigger person. But it's tough. He's playing very dirty with me."
Apparently she's already come home to find the locks changed, and the proceeding, which begins Monday, is expected to be less than facile — Brant is challenging her for custody of their three children by accusing Seymour of being an unfit mother.
The couple began dating when Brant was married to his previous wife (by which he had five children), who he eventually left to marry Seymour in 1995. Guess this whole thing means she'll no longer be conducting interviews and appearing on the masthead of Interview?