NY Fashion Week Kickoff Parties
NY Fashion Week Kickoff Parties
Rachel Zoe and Kate Hudson
Stylist-to-the-stars Rachel Zoe (wearing a necklace by Van Cleef & Arpels) cozied up to client Kate Hudson (in a Chloe dress and Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet) at the launch party of her reality show, The Rachel Zoe Project. 30 Rock's Katrina Bowden, rapper Sean Paul and Project Runway winner Christian Siriano also joined in the festivities held at New York City's Gramercy Park Hotel.
-With reporting by Joe Berean, Polly Blitzer, Grace Lee, Betony Toht and Nakisha Williams
Andre Benjamin, Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron
added his name to the roster of celebrity designers with the launch of his new line, Benjamin Bixby, at Barneys in New York. Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron (in Stella McCartney) showed their support for the Battle in Seattle star. "I think he's tremendously talented and has several passions," said Theron of the Outkast rapper. "I love people who have a love for life, go out and grab what they love and do it."
Lindsay Price and Molly Sims
star Lindsay Price and Las Vegas's Molly Sims followed the yellow brick road to the debut of the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. The small-screen beauties took in reinterpretations of the iconic kicks from designers like Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik.
flashed a smile-and a peace sign-at the Kohl's pre-party for Fashion Rocks. The British songstress spent the afternoon rocking out in Manhattan's Columbus Circle during an NFL season kickoff show with Keith Urban and Usher.
Angel Sanchez and Ana Ortiz
Designer Angel Sanchez shared a smile with Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz at his Spring 2009 presentation in New York City. The collection featured Mode-friendly gowns in black, white and red.
NewlywedJoy Bryant got some honeymoon wardrobe inspiration at the La Perla party held at the Empire Hotel in New York City. Zoe Saldana, Perrey Reeves and Eva Amurri also showed up to celebrate the Italian line.
Brenda's back! 90210 star Shannen Doherty applauded the newest generation of stylesetters at the Gen Art Fresh Faces fashion show in Manhattan. Designs from the show are now available for purchase on Yoox.com.
Nicole Fiscella, Abigail Lorick and Amanda Setton
actresses Nicole Fiscella and Amanda Setton flanked designer Abigail Lorick at the presentation of her Spring 2009 Lorick line in N.Y.C. The hot new designer's line also serves as Eleanor Waldorf's label on the hit show. "Abigail coached me on the proper things to say when describing the collection," says Margaret Colin (not shown), the actress who plays Waldorf.
Lindsay Price and Audrina Patridge
’s Lindsay Price, clad in Peter Som and YSL sandals, mingled front row with The Hills hottie Audrina Patridge at the 6119 Maurice amp Ilana Sunderland fashion show. “I’m doing research,” joked Price, referring to her TV alter-ego, Victory Ford. “We’re in the middle of shooting an episode where my character has a fashion show. How often does your real life serve your work so well?" Patridge, in a sultry Pamela Dennis frock and Moschino heels, is a fan of Price’s hunky costar: "I think Robert Buckley is a cutie!"
Star designer Sean Combs toasted the 10th anniversary of his Sean John collection with a runway show at Macy's in New York's Herald Square. The mogul showed off the latest sportswear looks from his men's, women's and children's lines.
The Be EcoChic campaign, an awareness initiative for the environment, celebrated its global launch with a star-studded runway show at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Entourage star Adrian Grenier sat front row to watch fellow celebrities model eco-friendly looks from top designers including Carmen Mark Valvo, DKNY, and Vena Cava, as well as a performance by Jon McLaughlin during the show.
First-time Fashion-Week attendee, Malin Akerman swept down the runway in a Sue Stemp dress, at the Be EcoChic show. The actress was in good company with stars like Desperate Housewives' Joy Lauren and model Alek Wek. "I participated in Alter Eco with [model] Angela Lindvall, and she asked me to be here tonight," Ackerman said of the former Miss USA who hosted the event. "I'm an eco-fanatic, I couldn't say no!"
"I've traveled the world; I've seen things disappear and I've seen the weather change... that's why I'm really here," said Lauren Hutton of why she's out supporting the Be EcoChic campaign. Keeping in line with the event's theme, the actress stayed eco-friendly in a Maggie Norris couture dress made from a recycled set of curtains.