Billion Dollar Babes, Los Angeles’ biggest designer sample sale, is where Hollywood’s hippest young actresses — those who are in the know but not yet on designers’ payrolls — go to find fabulous fancy frocks for the awards season.

The quarterly BDB sale starts Friday with a VIP preview from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Platinum members can get in at noon that day. Gold members usually file in around 3 p.m.

It’s not too late to join the Not-So-Rich and Famous as they go shopping for the latest from Catherine Malandrino. Michelle Mason, Pegah Anvarian, Theory, Ted Baker, Agent Provocateur, Suka, Teenage Millionaire, Rosasen, Petro Zillia, Eisbar, Paul Smith and Oliver Peoples eyewear.

There’s still room for more shoppers at BDB, especially if they happen to be Hollywood hunks. BDB is offering an expanded menswear selection in the sale’s new location at Quixote Studios (1011 N. Fuller Ave., Hollywood).

BDB is also a major networking bonanza. “The Chronicles of Narnia” director Andrew Adamson (“Shrek,” “Shrek 2”) and his wife Nikki are among those who will be there. Partly because they’re good pals with BDB founder and fellow New Zealander Shelli-Anne Couch, and partly because Adamson needs warm chic bundlies for his upcoming “Narnia” European press junket.

By the way, we hear there’s absolutely no reason for Adamson to be the slightest bit shaky about his first live-action feature, even though the entire Mouse House is banking on “Narnia” to bring in big box office and major awards.

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