David Beckham, Simon LeBon and Dita Von Teese Support Fashionable Friends
By DNAinfo Staff on February 13, 2012 8:51am
By Lisa Marsh
Special to DNAinfo
MANHATTAN — It was a family affair at Victoria Beckham’s show Sunday morning with husband David Beckham and baby Harper arriving to support the former "Posh Spice." The adorable seven-month-old hung out backstage, no doubt getting plenty of attention from the models, but Becks sat front and center next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour. One editor remarked that he looked old, to which we reply, have you seen his smokin' H&M ad?
Donna Karan chose an odd moment to discuss the concept for a new ad campaign with her celebrity model Ashley Greene. Karan greeted Greene on the catwalk before her DKNY show Sunday, posed for a few pictures and then started chatting with Greene. "I have this idea — DKNY is a family" Karan chatted, elaborating that she wants to feature a group of Greene’s friends, "but they have to be photogenic." As if a celebrity would ever have a non-photogenic friend. Also in the front row were Nina Dobrev and Coco Rocha.
Julian Lennon knows how to pick them. For his very first fashion show ever, he chose to attend the Edun show, the label founded by his friend Ali Hewson (Mrs. Bono). Unfortunately, the show was held in an unheated space at Pier 59 on the coldest, windiest day in ages. At the end of the show Lennon, seated in the front row with Hewson and Helena Christensen, was unimpressed. "It seems like an awful lot of effort for 10 minutes of show," he told DNAinfo.
Simon LeBon seemed to be enjoying the Skaist-Taylor presentation just a little too much. "This installation is great," he told DNAinfo. "I like looking at good looking girls, I like looking at clothes and there's an element of performance art I get off on." The Duran Duran frontman was on hand to support bandmate John Taylor's wife Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy, the founders of Juicy Couture, in their new venture. "This model, Thea Richards is fantastic,” LeBon raved. "Oh my God, the energy she brings to shows is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed myself today." We think he's got a bit of a crush on Keith Richards and Patti Hansen's little girl.
As usual, Diane von Furstenberg's front rows were filled with her friends and celebrity fans including Barbara Walters, Oscar de la Renta, Solange Knowles, Diane Sawyer, Rachel Zoe, Anderson Cooper, Elettra Wiedemann, Coco Rocha and Molly Sims, sporting turquoise DVF and a sizable baby bump. "Honeymoon baby — I don't waste any time," she shared.
Actress Kate Mara seems to choose her shows based on who she knows. At Zac Posen, she shared she’ll be attending the Badgley Mischka show, "because my cousin works with them and a Miu Miu event later this week, because, I like to think of Miu Miu as a friend,” she told DNAinfo. Also joining her in the front row were the Misshapes Leigh Lezark and Dita von Teese, who let us know she doesn't like to be photographed while being interviewed.
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