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Naomi Campbell, David Beckham and Sergey Brin Hit the Front Row

By Lisa Marsh | September 10, 2012 9:51am

LINCOLN CENTER — Zac Posen didn’t need actors and editors to bring star power to his show.

Instead, the designer stocked his runway with supermodels, from Naomi Campbell and Coco Rocha to Karolina Kurkova, Erin O’Connor and Alec Wek.

Still, Kelly Osbourne, in town to film a Fashion Week version of her E! show “Fashion Police,” turned up to support her friend and shared how the New York version of her show will differ from the regular version.

“I never know what I’m going to get in my book each week,” she shared. “I would like to critique the attendees here.”

Osbourne cited an oddly dressed man who is well known for hanging around the tents. “That’s the great thing about Fashion Week — those people," she said. "That guy is here every time I’m here. I love it.”

Also in the front row were Martha Stewart, Carlos Leone, his and Madonna's daughter, Lola, and Gina Gershon, looking considerably more done up than she was earlier at the '70s-rock-flavored Skaist-Taylor presentation.

“I ran around all day, so when I got home and had to change, my hair was so 'ugh,'" she said. "I just put it up. It’s more practical."


Things went from high fashion to high tech at the Diane von Furstenberg show. Normally, she and her designer Yvan Mispelaere stroll the length of the catwalk, greeting friends and family after the presentation. However, on Sunday, the duo got to where Google co-founder Sergey Brin was sitting, and he rose to accompany them along the rest of the runway. What’s more, they all wore odd metal frames on their heads with cameras tucked behind their ears, called “Glass by Google.” The device, which made its debut at the show, is meant to be “wearable new technology that lets you interact with the digital world without distracting you from the real world. But ultimately, the "Google Geek Glasses," as show-goers called them, proved more of a distraction than anything.

Still, the front row was packed with boldface names, including Julianne Hough, Barry Diller, Oscar de la Renta, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen and Valentino.


The best part about Fashion Week for Mandy Moore? Getting to play dress-up at each of the shows she attends. “That's what's great about Fashion Week — there's no pressure to express yourself in any one way,” the actress explained. So, at the Band of Outsiders show over the weekend, “it was a slightly more tailored, tougher, masculine side of me,” Moore said. In contrast, at the Lela Rose show on Sunday, “this feels playful and fun,” she said of her yellow dress. “I added the little jacket and flats. I feel like I could wear this all day.”


It was Beckham Day in New York on Sunday, with Victoria Beckham showing her collection at the New York Public Library and David Beckham taking in the Y-3 show at the St. John's Center.