Like moths to a flame, Fashion Week attracts countless celebrities
seeking the latest trends, enviable gift bags, face time with top designers and, of course, invites to the most fabulous parties!
So which fashion shows in particular packed the most star power? Let's go front row and see which designers received the celebrity stamp of approval during Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week.
A bevy of beauties including Kate Bosworth, Kerry Washington and Zoe Saldana sat front and center at Calvin Klein in support of the line's brilliant creative director Francisco Costa. Keeping with the minimalist and graphic aesthetic of the collection, all three ladies donned solid-hued uncomplicated shift dresses and accessorized uniformly with sexy black heels (edgy booties for Bosworth).
Max Azria is always a hit with the ladies and this season was no different. Rose McGowan, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sophia Bush and Katrina Bowden turned out to support the designer as he sent clean, tailored silhouettes of menswear-inspired pieces (including a herringbone coat, a hooded wool cape and lizard-embossed leather skirts) down the runway.
The queen of elegance, Carolina Herrera, attracted the likes of Christina Hendricks, Gabrielle Union and Tinsley Mortimer to her show-a beautiful spectacle of lovely structured wool shift dresses and coats embellished with dramatic sleeves, boxy shoulders and cape-like adornments.
Badgley Mischka showed an impressive smattering of decadent evening looks including inky dresses, glitzy embellishments and bold elbow-length gloves that magically captured an essence of modern gothic romance meets Club 57. Celeb attendees Rumer Willis, Kelly Osbourne, Lo Bosworth and Kellie Pickler seemed pleased.
Leave it to Diane von Furstenberg to bring a varied group of stars including Barbara Walters, Fergie, Molly Sims and Maggie Q. to her eponymous show, proving that her timeless designs (wrap dress, anyone?) and iconic prints really do appeal to every woman.
Engaging more of a downtown crowd, Charlotte Ronson presented cool slouchy knit sweaters, flared bell-bottoms and plenty of grunge-inspired accessories like ripped tights, beanie hats and tough belts. A tiny dose of flirty floral silk skirts and dresses evened things out.
Admiring fans including
Kim Kardashian, Sophia Bush, Mena Suvari, Olivia Munn, Liberty Ross, Tinsley Mortimer and Lala Vasquez all wore pieces by the designer to show their support.
Fergie, Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia Coppola and Keri Hilson gathered for Anna Sui's always playful show which exuded youthful, fun patterns, feminine shapes and plenty of fur capes and coats, sexy sweet knee socks and gypsy-like jewelry.
Michael Kors sent a series of clean, fool-proof, classically elegant fashions down the runway that captured every ounce of his genius. Anjelica Huston, Bette Midler, Debra Messing and Emma Roberts sat front row to revel in the modern beauty of it all.
Always edgy Rodarte drew the likes of artistically inclined notables like Kirsten Dunst, Kanye West and Sofia Coppola who took in the designing duo's contemporary country-esque muted frocks in mostly neutral earth tones; and feigned a bit of shock over the unexpected jolt of sparkly red party dresses at the end of the presentation.
Tara Subkoff of Imitation wowed her crowd including Rose McGowan, Chloe Sevigny, Liev Schreiber, Minnie Mortimer and Gina Gershon with ultra- feminine sexy dresses and separates that ranged from sheer and seductive to serious and structured; to all-out glamorous and red carpet-ready.