Hollywood Hits Europe for Haute Couture Shows
Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay
Hilary Swank and Mariska Hargitay gave an A-list ovation from the front row during the finale of the Armani Prive Spring/Summer 2008 Haute Couture collection show in Paris. Both actresses showed off blunt bobs and revealing Armani frocks at the show.
Blake Lively enjoyed a taste of super-chic Paris when she hit the Chanel Haute Couture show at the Grand Palais. "I had a normal, all-American high school experience-nothing like the kids on Gossip Girl," Lively admitted to People. "[It's] opened so many doors for me, like coming to Paris to see a Chanel show!"
Lucy Liu struck a pose on the steps of the Musee Rodin in Paris before heading inside for the Valentino Haute Couture fashion show. The Cashmere Mafia star wore a daring colorful creation by the designer himself in honor of his final bow.
Uma Thurman and Valentino
Uma Thurman joined legendary designer Valentino backstage at his Spring/Summer 2008 Haute Couture fashion show. The designer entertained guests at Paris's Musee Rodin with his final show, culminating a fascinating 45-year career.
Ellen Pompeo and Chris Ivery
Newlyweds Chris Ivery and Ellen Pompeo were a fashionable pair at a dinner party to celebrate the Armani Prive Haute Couture show in Paris. The Grey's Anatomy star donned an elegant embroidered creation by the designer.
Dita von Teese and Victoria Beckham
Just hours before a Spice Girls concert stop in Manchester, England, Victoria Beckham was spotted sitting next to burlesque queen Dita von Teese and supermodel Claudia Schiffer at the Roland Mouret Haute Couture fashion show in Paris. "Of course I'm tired," said Beckham, when asked if the quick trip in the middle of her world tour had taken a toll. "That's why I'm wearing sunglasses."
Julianne Moore and Diane Kruger
Jewelry house Boucheron treated its best customers to a brilliant bash in celebration of their 150th anniversary. Julianne Moore, Diane Kruger and Naomi Campbell were among the guests who made a special trip to Paris for a private showing of the company's new collection and an elegant supper at the Petit Palais.
Beyonce Knowles, Giorgio Armani and Jay-Z
"Designing a collection is like producing a record," music mogul Jay-Z told the New York Times after he and girlfriend Beyonce Knowles hit the front row to support fashion icon Giorgio Armani at the Armani men's show in Milan, Italy. "It's about telling your story, telling your truth."
The Spice Girls and Roberto Cavalli
Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Victoria Beckham took time off their world tour to attend Roberto Cavalli's menswear show during Milan Fashion Week. Cavalli created the one-of-a-kind costumes that the girls wear on-stage as they tour the globe.