MIDTOWN — Fashion Week is filled with fashion models, but the first night was filled with unlikely models and talk of less-than-model behavior.
The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection fashion show kicked off Fashion Week, featuring such VIPs as Minka Kelly, “Dallas” actress Brenda Strong, Wendy Williams, Kris, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Gabby Douglas, Nastia Liukin and more, taking the catwalk to raise awareness for women’s heart disease and prevention last night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Midtown South.
Singer Toni Braxton, wearing a form-fitting sheath from Herve Leroux, said she loved her dress.
“It’s lovely and it has built in Spanx,” she said, which were probably not necessary because she admitted she was hungry, a model no-no. Then she admitted there was a date with ice cream in her future — “chocolate.”
Also wearing a structured dress was Kelly Osbourne — hers by Zac Posen. Though she had no wardrobe difficulties last night, her Posen gown for the Golden Globe Awards two years ago was another story.
“My dress was very tight,” she explained. “We were broadcasting live for three hours and I had to pee.”
To remedy the situation, Osbourne said, “I had about 20 crew members from E! form a barrier so I could put a red cup up my skirt and have a wee."
"It an embarrassing and rad experiences,” she admitted, “I can’t believe I did that.” Neither can we.
While the rest of New York City gears up for high-stepping models in gorgeous frocks for fashion week, Victoria’s Secret models Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel were talking training bras among other things at a Valentine's Day press call at the Herald Square Victoria's Secret store, Wednesday morning.
“Oh my God — the moment I waited for forever,” Swanepoel exclaimed about her first foray at bra shopping. “I remember looking at my mom’s bras and wanting to wear them so badly. I used to put her bras on and fill them with socks. I always wanted the black lacy ones and was disappointed when I had to get a training bra.”
Aldridge said her experience was less than stellar.
“I developed later than the rest of the girls in my school,” she admitted. “I didn’t have a lot going on in that area. I remember being so embarrassed,” for that first shopping trip with her mother.
Clearly, this multi-year veteran of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has gotten over that.