Day 2: NY Fashion Week

Nicky Hilton and Charlotte Ronson - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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Day 2: NY Fashion Week

01 of 09

Amanda Peet and Kerry Washington

Amanda Peet and Kerry Washington - Jason Wu - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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Taking in the designs of First Lady-favorite, Jason Wu, were Amanda Peet and Kerry Washington. "I love Jason, we have been friends for years," said Washington, admitting she had tried to sneak a pre-show peek of the collection. As it happened, her runway favorite, a silver foil design, embodied Wu's artistic inspiration. As he said, "I wanted to do dresses in a sculptural way using unexpected materials."

-with reporting by Joe Berean, Joyann King and Grace Lee

02 of 09

Becki Newton

Becki Newton - Rag & Bone - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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"You automatically feel cool when you're wearing Rag & Bone," declared Ugly Betty's Becki Newton, who joined Charlize Theron and Jessica Szohr front row at the label's Spring 2010 show. Balancing edge with elegance in a cropped leather jacket, tailored dress shirt and skirt from the street-chic brand, the actress marveled at the sleek tuxedo jackets, slouchy trousers and oversize boyfriend blazers that came down the catwalk: "I love that I get to play a fashionista on TV, and in real life, I get to pretend that I am. It's like all worlds collide, it's life imitating art!"

03 of 09

Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron

Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron - Rag & Bone - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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Rag & Bone devotee Charlize Theron rocked out alongside beau Stuart Townsend at the label's Soho show. The actress, who took in the designers' sleek military-inspired collection, kept time to the soundtrack with her hand on her boyfriend's knee.

04 of 09

Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe

Molly Sims and Rachel Zoe - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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Celebrating the second season of her Bravo hit, The Rachel Zoe Project, stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe sparkled in Missoni at the fashionable fete, mingling with guests like Molly Sims and Olivia Palermo at the Standard Hotel in NYC. "It's exciting that people are enjoying the show, it makes me happy," said the reality star, who returned to the Big Apple to catch the Spring 2010 shows. Sims, dressed in Chris Benz dress and jacket, and jewelry from her upcoming collection for HSN, is one such fan. "Rachel is an amazing stylist," said the actress, who has worked with team Zoe for years, "She has great taste, a great eye and a great team. She's worked hard for everything she's got."

05 of 09

Jessica Stroup

Jessica Stroup - Charlotte Ronson - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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90210

star Jessica Stroup, and her cute new bob, were spotted taking in Charlotte Ronson's sheer, sexy collection. Nicky Hilton and Russell Simmons also admired the Bryant Park show.

06 of 09

Annalynne McCord

Annalynne McCord - Monarchy Collection - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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's Annalynne McCord toughened up her California girl style for the Monarchy Collection show in a peek-a-boo black dress. Twilight heartbreaker Kellan Lutz also went noir for his front-row appearance in a black leather jacket.

07 of 09

Ciara and Amber Rose

Ciara and Amber Rose - Nicole Miller - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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Songstress Ciara stayed cool alongside model Amber Rose at the Nicole Miller show in Bryant Park. The pair, both dressed in head-to-toe black, were joined stage-side by Amerie and Jill Hennessy.

08 of 09

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui - Yigal Azrouel - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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Emmanuelle Chriqui admired Yigal Azrouel's body-conscious collection in the Bryant Park tents. Extra eye-candy for the actress? The designer's men's line which was shown simultaneously.

09 of 09

Nicky Hilton and Charlotte Ronson

Nicky Hilton and Charlotte Ronson - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week
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Designer Charlotte Ronson cozied up to Nicky Hilton at her post-show bash. Commanding the decks at the Abe & Arthur's event were Ronson sibs (and celebrated DJs) Mark and Samantha.

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