Front Row: Celebs at NYFW, Part 2

There’s so much to do.

ZOE SALDANA at the Prabal Gurung show // jacket and pants by Prabal Gurung, shoes by Nicholas Kirkwood for Prabal Gurung


If you’ve ever wondered what the 100% perfect outfit for New York Fashion Week is, you need look no further. Because Zoe is KILLING IT. Bright colors, phenomenal prints, killer shoes, and an “I don’t give a fuck” attitude – that’s what NYFW is about!

ZOE SALDANA at the Rock & Republic for Kohl’s launch

Photo: Getty

This is a little more standard NYFW wear: I’m pretty sure Lincoln Center is teeming with unreasonably skinny women in unreasonably skinny jeans, pumps, a colorful clutch, a casual tee, and a blazer. It might be a little conventional, but everything is still impeccable.

ANNA WINTOUR at the CFDA party

Photo: Rex

Not loving the boots – I know it’s winter, but it’s not like Anna doesn’t have an intern to melt the snow around her feet before she steps onto the sidewalk. Regardless, I sort of love the dress, even though I’d hate those giant flowers on anyone but Anna.

ANNA WINTOUR at the Alexander Wang show

Photo: Getty

I am so over leopard print it’s absurd, but I can’t think of a better way to stay warm while still commanding every eye in the room.

KATE WINSLET and ANNA WINTOUR at the St. John after-party

Photo: Rex

Kate, you’ve been in Hollywood HOW long? You shouldn’t be looking like your basic know-nothing starlet, with hair that’s too blonde, eyebrows and roots that are too dark, LBDs that are too tight and black peep-toe pumps that are as boring as can be. Take a cue from the fabulous woman next to you, whose coat is a work of art and whose dress I want to own in every color.

LEIGH LEZARK at the Helmut Lang show

Photo: Patrick McMullan

The only thing more severe than Helmut Lang and Leigh Lezark in general is Leigh Lezark wearing Helmut Lang. It’s a whole lot of “look how dark and interesting I am” without enough substance to back it up. This is a nice way of saying that her goth shtick gets exhausting after a few fashion shows, so I’m glad I only write about her two weeks a year.

LEIGH LEZARK at the Lacoste show

Photo: Getty

Shapeless and ugly, with no sense of styling whatsoever.

NINA GARCIA at the Jason Wu show

Photo: FameFlynet

Fucking fabulous sweater, great pants, and fun shoes. The shoes wouldn’t have been my first choice, but they work on Nina. Oh, and the glasses? Delicious. You are aging with grace like no other, Ms. Garcia.

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Rebecca Minkoff show

Photo: Billy Farrell

I think even if you’re a fur person (which I’m not), this is too much fur. I mean, a vest that makes you look like a bear, plus a purse that looks like your baby cub? Too much, I think.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH at the Rebecca Minkoff show


Awesome jacket, fierce pants. The shoes are fabulous, but they’d be much better with a dress. But Kristin’s working a fab purse and those pops of aqua jewelry were great touches.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH at the Honor show

Photo: Billy Farrell

Cute enough, but underwhelming.

NINA DOBREV at the Christian Siriano show

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Nina is fairly new to fashion week, so she doesn’t understand that it’s not the place for black cocktail dresses and nude pumps. This is about mixing and matching, pops of color, and an emphasis on impeccable, or at least very interesting, style. This might be fine for a red carpet event (though I’d hate those shoes on any colored carpet), but it’s markedly different from the other front row looks, and not necessarily in a good way.

DITA VON TEESE at the Galeria Melissa opening // gown by Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Rex

This is Dita von Teese. She probably sleeps in gowns like this. I expected something a little more interesting coming from her. I mean, who haven’t we seen in a black lace gown lately? And is there a more ubiquitous designer for black/white lace than Dolce & Gabbana?

SHAILENE WOODLEY at the Jason Wu show // sweater by Jason Wu

Photo: Dara Kushner/

The sweater is a little too practical – she could use one piece that’s totally unreasonable and frivolous. But she’s keeping relatively warm and she looks pretty darn adorable.

SHAILENE WOODLEY at the Honor show

Photo: Billy Farrell

There are people riding horses on your shirt. And not in a tiny little Polo logo way, but in a totally and completely stupid way.

VANESSA HUDGENS at the Galeria Melissa opening

Photo: Rex

Cute jacket, cute shoes. But she’s gonna have to put more work in to impress this Diva.

VANESSA HUDGENS at the Leila Shams show // dress by Leila Shams

Photo: Rex

Aren’t I ranting about minidresses under maxidresses like, on a weekly basis? Stars, you need to start heeding my advice sooner. I really don’t have time to repeat myself.

COCO ROCHA at the Jason Wu after-party

Photo: Billy Farrell

I think those boots are awful and the pants are almost as bad. If the pants were paired with way, way more simple pieces in dark colors, they might work, but they certainly don’t work here. And while I feel like her jacket must be beautiful, it doesn’t look like it over that giant white tee.

ALEXA CHUNG at the Jason Wu show

Photo: FameFlynet

Gray stockings, black heels, a gray collared dress and a blue peacoat? Is there ever a time that she’s not wearing a British school uniform?

ALEXA CHUNG at the Honor show

Photo: Billy Farrell

No. There is never a time when she is not wearing a British school uniform.

ABIGAIL BRESLIN at the Rebecca Minkoff show


Oh, honey. This is every single kind of terrible I can possibly imagine. From the mousy hair to the truly awful color combination, to the fact that virtually nothing she’s wearing fits her – this is a mess. And is she wearing, like, a ring shaped like sunglasses? I don’t know what’s happening on her hand, but I don’t approve.

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