From the LAT:
L.A. Fashion Week: An article and headline in Saturday's Calendar section about making L.A. Fashion Week a more exclusive event incorrectly quoted Fern Mallis, vice president of IMG Fashion, the event's producer. The quote, taken by telephone, referred to "lobby sleaze." It should have read: "There's something in the fashion world called 'lobby fleas.' You get them everywhere - especially in L.A."
It was actually in the lede of this piece, about making L.A. Fashion Week more exclusive by kicking out the posers. The lobby fleas are described this way: "The lushes and the nobodies were out in full force at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, the main venue for the Los Angeles Fashion Week runway shows. They gulped free Gran Centenario tequila cocktails, pilfered gift bags and slipped uninvited into front-row seats. Afterward, they swapped business cards and chitchatted with B-list soap stars, Paris Hilton look-alikes and gate-crashers who had congregated in the lobby."