Front Row: Celebs at NYFW, Part 5

New York Fashion Week is long gone, but I’ve been in tech week for a law school musical and haven’t had time to sleep, let alone blog. But better late than never, dear readers: 

DAKOTA FANNING at the Proenza Schouler show // dress and shoes by Proenza Schouler

Photo: Rabbani & Solimene/Getty

I couldn’t love this dress more if I tried. I’m never a fan of shoes this bulky, but for once I think they actually work. I love the heavy top-lid eyeliner, but without any other discernible makeup on her face, she looks a bit ghostly. But my complaints are trivial, because that dress is yummy and she looks phenomenal in it.

MARIA SHARAPOVA at the Vera Wang show // coat by Jason Wu, blouse by Carven, skirt by Rag & Bone, shoes by Cole Haan

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Gotta respect an athlete who hits fashion week dressed better than most of the fashion industry insiders! I love the salmon blouse, I love the structured, geometric coat, I love the gray skirt. The hair and makeup are perfect to boot.

MARIA SHARAPOVA at the Rodarte show

Photo: Tom & Lorenzo

You know I’m not a fan of those shoes, but that dress is adorable. Purple is SO her color.

DEBRA MESSING at the Michael Kors show // dress by Michael Kors, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Getty

Love the color and silhouette on her, but Debra, you are too fabulous for black peep-toe pumps. Branch out!

LEIGH LEZARK at the Jeremy Scott show

Photo: Getty

Hate all you want, but check out the Jeremy Scott collection before you judge. See? A flame-covered vest and skirt over a bra is practically a requirement for a Jeremy Scott show. I mean, look at the dude next to her in the red shirt with what appears to be Mickey Mouse ears printed all over it! Or the dude on her other side in the world’s shiniest jacket! It’s spectacle, darlings, and I dig it.

OLIVIA PALERMO at the Marchesa show

Photo: Billy Farrell

How is it even possible for hair to be that shiny? Does she shampoo with unicorn blood?

ROONEY MARA at the Calvin Klein show // dress by Calvin Klein

Photo: Rex

Cute, but it’s practically her uniform by now. Live a little, Rooney!

EMMA STONE at the Calvin Klein // dress by Calvin Klein, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Great color, but it’s not the first time she’s worn it (three months ago it was a Carven gown; a few months before that, a structured short-sleeved dress) and the fit is awful. And the shoes in a slightly different shade of orange-red were a pretty big mistake. But the girl really does glow in this color, so it’s hard to fault her for too much. Or maybe I’m just too exhausted to be a bitch. (Kidding, dear readers. That won’t even happen when I’m dead.)

AMBER HEARD at the Michael Kors show // dress by Michael Kors

Photo: Getty

It’s fine, but she wears a distressing amount of black and white – and not in a dramatic, intriguing way, just in a semi-boring way.

CLAIRE DANES at the Narcisco Rodriguez show // dress by Narcisco Rodriguez

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

Love the double leather-straps and the pointy shoes – they keep this from being the most painfully boring dress on earth.

KRISTIN CHENOWETH at the Naeem Khan show

Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty

The dress is gorgeous, but the beading is too weird around the bust. Like, does there need to be a dark bead right where each of her nipples would be?

JESSICA ALBA at the Michael Kors show // dress and purse by Michael Kors

Photo: Rex

Hate the styling, but the dress itself is fine. Note the part-leather dress, as that is virtually everywhere right now.

BLAKE LIVELY at the Noon by Noor show // shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Justin Campbell/

Put a little fucking effort in, Blake.

RACHEL ZOE at the Marchesa show // bag by Reed Krakoff

Photo: Billy Farrell

I love a woman in a suit more than life itself, but this is awful. The pants are four inches too long, the proportions are strange, the fur coat is ridiculous, and that purse is straight-up ugly, at least paired with this outfit.

TAYLOR MOMSEN at the Marchesa show // dress by Marchesa

Photo: Getty

Remember when she existed? The last time I saw her trying to cling to relevance, she was in clear platform heels with slits to slip dollars bills in, and hadn’t worn more than a t-shirt and fishnets in years. She still won’t let the raccoon eyeliner go (and honey, that is a battle you will lose forever), and she’s miles away from looking good, but she’s clothed. So, that’s a start.

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One response to Front Row: Celebs at NYFW, Part 5

  1. Molly

    I am in love with Dakotas dress! Im not kidding, this was the best look from the front row.

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