Stars at New York Fashion Week
Liv Tyler stopped by Proenza Schouler's latest show and snagged a front row seat.
-Heather Viggiani, with reporting by Grace Lee, Kristin Studeman, Lauren Tumas and Nakisha Williams
-Heather Viggiani, with reporting by Grace Lee, Kristin Studeman, Lauren Tumas and Nakisha Williams
The newest Gossip Girl addition, Tika Sumpter had a rather busy Fashion Week. We caught up with her just after she left her front row seat at Christian Cota. "I've met a lot of new people. Just yesterday, I had dinner with Max Azria and his wife Lubov, it was amazing," she gushed.
Kelly Rutherford stopped by Nanette Lepore's show, where she sat front row in a dress by the designer.
Eve was on hand at Marchesa's Fall 2011 presentation where she talked to us about her Fashion Week must-haves: "Bronzer, lip gloss and a good pair of sunglasses are all you need, just in case." The rapper took her own advice with a perfectly glossed pout and Chanel shades-pairing her must-haves with a Marchesa dress, of course.
Also at the Marchesa presentation, Michelle Tractenberg told us about her choice to wear the label the to an event the night prior. "I wore a cobalt blue Marchesa dress for my Maxim cover party which was so great. That was such an amazing dress," she said. The Gossip Girl star chose Marchesa again with this pretty floral number.
Stephanie Pratt sat front row at the Elie Tahari show with Joan and Melissa Rivers in an ensemble by the designer. "My favorite piece!!! @ElieTahari fabulous show!!" the The Hills star Tweeted along with a shot of two all white looks from the collection.
Angie Harmon wore a Christian Cota dress to the label's Fall 2011 show, where she shared the front row with Yaya DaCosta and Tika Sumpter. "I just feel special being here, I feel special being in the front row," she told us backstage. "I love fashion, I love it, so to me it's just a treat to be here and to be able to hang with my friends."
Keri Hilson checked out what Diesel had in store for its Fall 2011 Black Gold collection from a front row seat next to Chace Crawford. The singer epitomized the label's glam rock aesthetic in one of their leather and denim jackets paired with a great statement necklace.
Avid Rodarte fan Kirsten Dunst showed her support at the Fall 2011 show from the front row. More often than not, Dunst rocks the designer on the red carpet and luckily for her, the show delivered plenty of options for the coming season.
Olivia Palermo and Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens sat front row at the Tibi Fall 2011 show next to the label's current campaign star, Olivia Palermo. "I love Tibi because it's just super cute, super fun, really awesome girly pieces that are good statement pieces," Hudgens told us. She wore a Tibi shirt and blazer while her seatmate wore a skirt and top from the designer.
Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek was at the Vera Wang Fall 2011 show. He calls on the designer (and friend) for all of his costume needs, and in return, he got a front row seat at the label's Fall 2011 show.
Karolina Kurkova told us about her decision to wear this Hervé Leger dress under a skirt when we caught up with her backstage at the label's Fall 2011 show: "I saw this skirt and just had to wear it somehow. I think this works." As for what she loves most about the bandage designs, "They not only make your body look great, but they're very comfortable," she said.
Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica were in the front row at the Narciso Rodriguez show.
Debra Messing joined the 30th anniversary celebration at Michael Kors on Wednesday in an outfit by the designer. The star reminisced with us about her own history with the iconic brand: "The very first shoot we did for publicity for Will and Grace, I was wearing a Michael Kors shirt and that kind of started my love affair. He's my go-to designer, I always feel beautiful and sexy in his clothes."
Leighton Meester and Marc Jacobs
Leighton Meester and Marc Jacobs enjoy a laugh at the designer's Fall 2011 show. The circular print on Meester's Marc Jacobs dress ended up being extremely à propos-almost the entire fall line was sprinkled with polka dots.
Also at Marc Jacobs was Vanessa Hudgens, who had just come from the Alice + Olivia presentation with Kelly Killoren, Kelly Rutherford, Brittany Snow, Nicola Peltz and Tika Sumpter. The star crowd was met by a ravishing number from up-and-coming burlesque performer Hazel Honeysuckle-extremely appropriate for the February 14th event.
Christina Hendricks sat front row to see what Carolina Herrera would send down the runway for her Fall 2011 collection. The Mad Men star was really channeling the style of her on-screen personality Joan, in a CH by Carolina Herrera navy dress.
Rumer Willis, Kellie Pickler and Kelly Osbourne
Current Badgley Mischka Spring 2011 campaign star, Rumer Willis showed her support at the Fall 2011 show along with Kellie Pickler and Kelly Osbourne, all wearing dresses from the label. Backstage, we overheard the designers complementing Willis on her new red hair and preparing her for her "huge" billboard. "Being at this show and being a part of the campaign is really cool," she told us.
Jill Zarin of The Real Housewives of New York attended the Betsey Johnson Fall 2011 show with her husband just after modeling at the Zang Toi show. "At Betsey Johnson show with Bobby. He said I can have anything for V day! I just want him. That's the truth," the reality television star Tweeted from the front row. How sweet!
Kim Kardashian and Charlotte Ronson
Kim Kardashian squeezed in some hang out time with Charlotte Ronson backstage at the Charlotte Ronson Fall 2011 show just a night before she jetted off the Grammy Awards. The reality television star, clad in an Alexander Wang shirt with an Antonio Barardi jacket and Chanel necklace, told us about her Fashion Week eating habbits. "I ate a piece of pizza today, really late," she admitted.
Simon Doonan and Blake Lively
A new Diet Pepsi can was a cause for celebration and Blake Lively joined in the fun. In a Valentino mini dress and Christian Louboutin booties, the Gossip Girl star posed with Barney's Creative Director Simon Doonan who designed a special display in honor of the new "Skinny Can," on display throughout Fashion Week.
Molly Sims and Fergie
Exactly one week after Fergie performed for millions at the Super Bowl in Dallas, she spent some time off from the front row at the Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 show with Molly Sims. The Black Eyed Peas front woman enjoyed the same front row privilege at Marc Jacobs the next day.
"New York. Nowhere else I'd rather be," Tweeted Emma Roberts who stopped by Jenny Packham's Fall 2011 in a chic ensemble by the label.
Sophia Bush and Katrina Bowden
Sophia Bush and Katrina Bowden were seatmates at the Max Azria Fall 2011 show, both wearing the label. When we caught up with Bowden, we wanted to know about her Fashion Week must-have. "It depends what bag I’m carrying," she said, "but I always have a lip-gloss in my bag. I love amp#91;Lancomeamp#93; Lip Fusion, it’s what I’m wearing right now, in a pink color."
Jennifer Carpenter and Selita Ebanks
Jennifer Carpenter and model Selita Ebanks were in town to see what Catherine Malandrino had in store for her label Malandrino. Ebanks was feeling so happy about her ensemble that she Tweeted, "On the way to the Catherine Maladrino presentation. #NYFW love my snake skin white jacket."
Julia Stiles debuted a new set of bangs at Cynthia Rowley's Fall 2011 show. We love the front row look she chose: a Cynthia Rowley dress paired with black tights and pumps. Also in attendance was Former President Bush's daughter, Laura.
Alicia Keys checked out two of New York's hottest young designers: Alexander Wang and Joseph Altuzarra.
It isn't Fashion Week without Kanye West. The artist checked out the latest collections of Band of Outsiders and Alexander Wang back-to-back on Saturday.
Gabrielle Union and Taraji P. Henson
Two of Fashion Week's busiest girls met up at the Nicole Miller show. Gabrielle Union has shown support for Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano and Simon Doonan, while Taraji P. Henson modeled at the Heart Red Truth show, hosted at PETA party and took a front row seat at BCBG. Phew!
Jessica Szohr hung out backstage just after seeing Rebecca Minkoff's first-ever fashion show. It's the second season the designer has added ready-to-wear to her already-established handbag business. Sean Lennon provided live music with his girlfriend Charlotte Kemp Muhl to add to the festivities.
The Rag and Bone menswear show had a famous face in its front row - Jon Hamm! Mad Men's star showed some off-season scruff. Maybe Don Draper wouldn't approve, but we sure do.
Michelle Trachtenberg and Nicola Peltz
The stars showed up to support Rebecca Taylor's latest collection. Michelle Trachtenberg joined Nicola Peltz in the best seats in the house. Trachtenberg played diplomat wearing a Rebecca Taylor sweater and blazer with a Rebecca Minkoff handbag (she was running from the Rebecca Minkoff show.)
Alexa Chung, Gabrielle Union and Mena Suvari
Alexa Chung took in Christian Siriano's show with Gabrielle Union and Mena Suvari, both of whom wore dresses from the Project Runway alum in support of his Fashion Week presentation. "I feel like an Easter egg in the middle of a funeral," joked Union of her brightly-colored ensemble. Suvari was pleased with what her designer friend offered with his Fall 2011 collection, tweeting,"We love you @csiriano," during the show.
Garcelle Beauvais and Maggie Rizer
The star-studded front row at Rebecca Taylor's show continued with Garcelle Beauvais and Maggie Rizer both wearing the label.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
After greeting designer Max Azria backstage, Jennifer Love Hewitt (in BCBG Max Azria) claimed her front row seat for the BCBG Max Azria show at Lincoln Center's Theatre space.
Louise Roe also attended the Rebecca Taylor Fall 2011 show pairing a magenta dress with eye-catching leopard booties.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Hensonamade new friends at BCBG Max Azria, passing out Orbitz gum to fellow V.I.P.s Katrina Bowden and Tika Sumpter. “I had sooooooo much fun at the @BCBGMAXAZRIA ashow!!!” Henson later tweeted. “Thank you ALL for taking such good care of me.”
While she waited for the BCBG Max Azria show (her first ever!) to start, Tika Sumpter dished about her new role on Gossip Girl.
At BCBG Max Azria, 30 Rock star Katrina Bowden was thinking spring in a leg-baring dress from BCBGeneration.
“First day of Fashion Week!” tweeted Kelly Rowland as she hit Lincoln Center for the shows. “Excited to see Mr. Azria's collection for Fall/Winter 2011! I love BCBG!” The coral hue of Rowland’s BCBG dress was also a dominant color on the runway.
Matthew McConaughey cheered on his leading lady, Camilla Alves, at the Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection 2011 show. Alves strutted her stuff in a in Kaufman Franco gown to raise awareness about heart disease at the annual event, which kicked off the Fashion Week catwalking.