One of the best parts of Fashion Week is getting the chance to see what all the fashion insiders (designers, models, editors, celebrities, buyers, photographers, writers…) wear to the shows and the looks they put together for the seemingly endless parade of events, dinners, parties, store openings, and galas over the course of the week. As breathtaking as the runway shows are, the vast majority of the looks aren’t exactly “street ready,” so that makes it especially fun to see how real people can wear the types of pieces we see on the runways.
Mr. Kors had QUITE the fan club in his front row - Fashion icon Angelica Houston, actresses Debra Messing and Paula Patton, gorgeous newcomer Amber Heard and new mom Jessica Alba.
Ashley Smith & Lindsey Wixson at the Annabelle Dexter Jones x Faith Connexion Dinner. I like Ashley's hair and Lindsay's dress.
Damn she's good! I can't decide if I love the chic, twisted burnt orange frock or the layered gold & gem necklace more... Necklace I think! No, bag!
Great blue dresses in the front row of BCBG from Giada De Laurentis & Maria Menounous, really beautiful, flattering colors.
Stylist Robert Verdi looked the part in various shades of grey and a stunning two-tone coat. Um... Can I borrow your bag?
Sort of reminds me of my grey look
… But prettier!
I always look forward to seeing Poppy, she consistently wears something fun and different, no cookie-cutter nonsense for this girl! So what does she wear to the Richard Chai show? Low-key skinnies, a cute Fair Isle sweater & booties. Casual but chic.
Jennifer Nettles was a site for sore eyes at the Peter Som Fall 2012 Show. I love that she was February-appropriate in great tweed & a faux leather pencil skirt, but the bright cobalt pumps stole the show & moved her look up to perfect for the front row!
Amazing. No words.
Who wore the Prabal Gurung floral satin pants better? Zoe Saldana above or Joan Smalls?
Caroline Sieber's look was picture perfect, I especially love the mixing of similarly colored patterns & fabrics. Very chic.
Hanneli does it again, looking impossibly chic in a striped T and an upside down Acne skirt that I must own.
I'm LOVING the plaid suit here. Rarely does Miss Palermo get out-fashioned, but Zoe pulls it off here.
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Check out Shape Magazine’s Top Editors Revealed: My New York Fashion Week Diet, this piece includes fashion blogger Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon, one of my favorites.
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Need some pretty to start off your week? Me too.
I love it when celebrities wear real clothing! Check out Kate Middleton looking adorable in Zara.
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Caroline Sieber's dress here is very pretty, but what caught my attention were her shoes! I'm loving this multi ankle strap trend, its chic and fun.
While I'm not 100% sold on this color for Miss Rachel, I have to admit that she looks phenomenal. Its glamorous and retro, perfect for your movie premiere.
My favorite part is definitely the back, so gorgeous!
I completely adore Olga Sherer's outfit here, it's my ideal fall look. I especially like her blazer w/ a touch of leopard print at the sleeves.
Amber Heard has been making quite the splash lately on the Red Carpet. I love that this menswear inspired look manages to be sexy, retro and glamorous rather than androgynous.
While Elizabeth Olsen's red carpet looks may be hit or miss, her street style seems to be right on. Chanel button down and Elizabeth & James (awww) pants. How adorable and comfy do those pants look?
Coco Rocha in Zac Posen at the Letters to Haiti US Premiere. I ADORE the details of this dress and I'm so glad that she didn't shy away from jewelry, this dramatic spiked collar is perfection!
Wow. Just wow. Head to toe wow.
Garance Dore captured this great look - I love the double-breasted red coat, the wide leg plaid pants and the gorgeous tan bag.
Over the course of the week where designers showed their Fall 2011 Couture collections, the glamorous and fashionable flocked to Paris to sit front at the shows and attend the bevy of cocktail parties, openings, celebrations and festivities that always surround fashion shows.
Below are some of the highlights from the front rows and chic soirees that accompanied this season’s shows:
Yellow was the color de jour and to celebrate Giambattista Valli's first Couture show Olivia Palermo donned the sunny shade perfectly.
- One of the highlights of the front row at Armani was model Arnaud Lemaire, pay attention boys, this is the perfect summer look. Cool colors, clean lines, perfect fit.
I'm a sucker for polka dots (I blame my cousin Chloe and the summer of polka dots) so I adored Poppy Delevigne's breezy maxi dress. She looked chic, cool and relaxed.
Pop Magazine's Shala Monroque looked great at the GV show, her outfit was summery and down to earth, but chic enough for the front row.
Italian Vogue fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia delivers another perfect look. If only the rest of us had someplace to go where we could dress like this...
It's all in the family... Lee Radziwill, the 78-year-old sister of Jackie O, proves that her fashion sense is like fine wine, it just gets better with age.
Guests of Natalia Vodianova's White Fairy Tale Love Ball showcased some spectacular looks in white and silver, but of course Daphne Guinness appeared in rainbow Alexander McQueen and stole the show.
Givenchy model & muse Mariacarla Boscono looked phenomenal at Natalia's ball in her Givenchy couture gown.
I liked that black and white dress Caroline Sieber wore for the GV show, the simple heels and necklace let the chic dress standout.
Diane Kruger is one of my fashion favorites and she did not disappoint while watching the Chanel runway show in this summery, jewel-encrusted asymmetrical number.
Winter and fall are my favorite seasons for both weather and clothing, I can’t imagine anything chicer than great knee-high boots, piling on scarves and gloves or perfectly cut outerwear. So as the weather warms up and the hemlines rise, I’m sometimes at a loss for how to mix up my daily looks to keep me cool in the heat without sacrificing the styles and silhouettes that I love. And while magazines and fashion shows can be a great reminder of what’s out there and available for the season, sometimes seeing real clothes on real people (arguably celebrities aren’t “real” considering the personal trainers and plastic surgery, but you know what I mean) can be just what you need to get excited about a new look, which is what I love about street style.
The couture shows ended with the exclusive Chambre Syndicale de la Couture’s valedictory fete at Louis XIV’s palace in Versailles.