It has been said that eyes are the "windows of the soul." Just what those windows reveal about the presidential candidates will be anyone's guess. Artist-journalist Peggy Stanton has created oversized colored-pencil drawings of the candidates' eyes, which are being displayed at the Foxley/Leach Gallery. And the the gallery's come up with a gimmick opening -- having partygoers vote for the eyes of their choice.

Stanton, a former ABC correspondent and the wife of former U.S. representative William Stanton, created the drawings from slides, television tapes, campaign photographs and news pictures. She said she found "shrewdness, calculation, cool dispassion, humor, vision and compassion, even fear" in the eyes of her subjects. The eyes will not be identified for the reception voters Thursday until after they have submitted their ballots. In this race, Bruce Babbitt, Pete du Pont and Alexander Haig still have a chance. Out and About

Popular Oscar-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch played a brief concert at the National Museum of Women in the Arts last night at a cocktail reception given by WETA for all its donors of $1,000 or more. And for his contribution, WETA gave him a Swiss music box that appropriately plays "The Way We Were" ...

James Clifford Altman, the 6-week-old son of banker-lawyer Robert Altman and Wonder Woman Lynda Carter, made his power lunch debut yesterday. He showed up at Duke Zeibert's to surprise his father, who was dining there with friends. It was Jamie's first visit to any restaurant anywhere, but he didn't stay long. He obviously wasn't impressed and became a bit fussy, and his mother, afraid he might disturb the important conversations going on, quickly swooped him up and took him home. He didn't even get a pickle or an onion roll ...

Syndicated columnist and television grumbler Robert Novak won't be 60 for two more years, but that didn't stop a group of his friends from celebrating his 60th birthday with a party Sunday at the Georgetown Club. There were even congratulatory letters from such diverse newsmakers as Sens. Robert Dole and Ted Kennedy, Reps. Jack Kemp and Jim Wright. The event was also billed as a tie shower -- each of the guests brought Novak a tie, "since most of his old ones have gravy on them," one of the partygoers pointed out ...

Royal Watch: Fergie knows how to handle her admirers. Sunday night the Duchess of York and her husband Prince Andrew dined with Hollywood celebrities who had paid $1,000 each to eat with royalty. Among the 700 guests at the dinner in the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles were Zsa Zsa Gabor and her latest husband Prince Frederick von Anhalt; Joan Collins and the appropriate date for aging stars, George Hamilton; Burt Bacharach and his wife Carole Bayer Sager; actor Michael York; and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. British actor Roger Moore emceed and after some lengthy introductions and a speech by her husband, Sarah was introduced. She opened with, "At last I have a turn to talk -- all these men." With that a man from the audience shouted out, "I love you." To which Fergie quickly responded, "I'll see you later" ...