LINCOLN SQUARE — With a week suspiciously free of catwalk tumbles, talk on the last day at the tents at Lincoln Center turned to just that topic.
“I’m always a little nervous [for the models] because I’m a performer and I know what it is to be on stage, so to speak,” said actress Patricia Clarkson at the Nanette Lepore show.
“I’ve never seen a model take a tumble, so let’s not jinx it. If they fall in front of me, I’ll lift them up as quickly as I can.”
Olympic gymnast-turned-college student Nastia Liukin is familiar with falls. “I know the feeling of working their whole season,” she said at Lepore’s show. “I’m nervous for them. Walking on a runway is much harder than doing flips on the four-inch beam.” That's debatable.
Liukin recently moved from Texas to be a freshman at New York University. “I’m getting adjusted to a new lifestyle," she said, though it's not typical of a student. "I couldn’t live in a dorm. I’m not 18. I am a freshman, but I don’t have that freshman mentality I don’t like to drink. I don’t like to go out."
Also still testing the waters of her new life is model-turned-realtor Trish Goff, who sees similarities between her two careers. “I just walk in somewhere and have to perform,” she explained from Anna Sui’s front row.
“A lot of real estate is that. It’s sales — I sold clothes before and now I’m selling property.”
Also making the scene on the last day of fashion week at the Lincoln Center tents: Hilary Swank, Michael Douglas, Zoe Saldana and Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow at Michael Kors; Steve Buscemi at Nanette Lepore; Miley Cyrus at Rachel Zoe and Marchesa; Lake Bell was also at Marchesa; and Sofia Coppola and Vincent Gallo at Anna Sui.