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NYPD's Hot Cops Return to Fashion Week

By Serena Solomon | September 12, 2012 7:01am

LINCOLN CENTER — Not to be outdone by the glamorous crowd, the NYPD once again seemed to send their finest to watch over Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Impossibly blue eyes, stunning smiles and slender figures were some of the features of officers keeping taps on the well-dressed guests headed to designer runway shows.

"Normally I take pictures of models, but I must admit I have taken a few pictures of the cops this week," said photographer Eric Winton, who was shooting for street style blog KC You There.

"They are part of the scene, part of the culture," he said.

At Spring Fashion Week last year, one photographer even speculated the NYPD intentionally scheduled their best looking officers for the Fashion Week beat.

"They do this every year," he said, declining to give his name.

The NYPD did not return an email for comment.

The handful of fetching officers mingling with the stylish crowd at Lincoln Center gladly posed for DNAinfo cameras.

Sgt. Ferrara, who DNAinfo snapped last year, pierced the camera again with her glacier blue eyes.

"They are not contacts," said Ferrara, from the Upper West Side's 20th Precinct.

The sergeant said she keeps a slender figure with an hour run almost everyday and a few Pilates classes each week.

"It's a stress reliever," she said.

Anthony McKay, who does security for the Lincoln Center and works closely with the NYPD, added deep green eyes and a well-defined set of biceps to the mix of guards stationed at Fashion Week.

"I think it is the most epic event," said  McKay, watching street-style photographers snap at the glamorous guests walking through the plaza to the fashion tents.

"It basically tells me what the future is going to be like," he said.

Other officers were less clued into the event.

"I'm assuming it has something to do with fashion designers and models," laughed Fashion Week a first timer who gave his name as Officer Carricato — and who sported a strong jawline and sparkling eyes. He was stationed near the back entrance of Lincoln Center where the models enter for runway shows.

Officer Gil, another cop at Fashion Week for the first time, flashed a bright smile as she looked over the crowds. Gil said she was hoping to walk away from the week with a better understanding of style.

"I wanted to see all the different girls so I can learn how to dress," she said.