BEST IN SHOW
The latest looks—and biggest smiles—made these stars the standout style watchers at Olympus Fashion Week
Beyoncé, at the Marc Jacobs show, also attended Oscar de la Renta, saying, "I'm just here to appreciate someone else's creativity."
Anne Hathaway, at Luca Luca, admitted, "I'm very conscientious of where [my top] sits," adjusting her low-cut Luca Luca.
Mýa, in Catherine Malandrino at her show, said, "I'm a fan of Catherine's because she maintains femininity."
"I love how fun and flirty the line is," said Katie Holmes, wearing BCBG Max Azria Collection at the show.
The Front Row
At the Luca Luca show, the Hilton sisters chatted with each other, and Rebecca Romijn and Jerry O'Connell canoodled throughout the event.
Uma Thurman seemed sweet on the Marc Jacobs show—and on her boyfriend, hotelier Andre Balazs.
Drew Barrymore at Marc Jacobs.
A suddenly demure Janet Jackson at Bill Blass.
SCENTS AND THE CITY
Carrie Bradshaw lived for clothes and shoes. But Sarah Jessica Parker has another obsession: She's wanted to create scents "since I was a very young girl." Last Tuesday she announced plans to join with Coty Inc. to develop a fragrance line debuting in the fall. But she hasn't forgotten Carrie's first love: fashion. She made the announcement wearing a Lanvin dress and sexy Christian Louboutin heels.
Renée Picks a Dress?
More often than not, Renée Zellweger solves a big-night dressing dilemma by wearing a Carolina Herrera gown. So at Herrera's runway show, was she smiling because she spotted these Oscar-night options?
Shimmering silver lamé with beaded neckline
Yellow silk with embellished straps
Sleek raspberry satin-faced georgette strapless
At least one fashionista is mad for vintage style. In a floppy hat and blonde hair during Olympus Fashion Week, a sleeker, chicer Nicole Richie channels Julie Christie's 1969 look from In Search of Gregory.
"Which is more nerve-racking, dressing for the red carpet or the front row of a fashion show?"
"Definitely red-carpet events. At fashion shows, I try not to stress too much. Like today, I did my own hair and makeup."
"Red carpet, you have to maintain a certain look that you feel you're not going to get blasted for, that people are going to find acceptable. At a fashion show, you can be a little bit more edgy, more true to yourself."
"The red carpet is 30 to 45 minutes. With a fashion show, you can be casual, watch a show for five minutes and leave."
"Neither, I don't care what I wear."
"Red carpet. For a fashion show, all I have to do is sit here. But at red carpet, you're presenting yourself in supposedly your finest clothes, and man, if you screw up, you're the freak of the week. It's a nightmare!"
Vivica A. Fox
"Preparing to sit in the front row is harder. At an event you know it's either awards or music show—it dictates what you wear. But when you come to a fashion show, you come as yourself."
"Probably dressing up in real life, because I don't have people helping me."
WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
America's Next Top Model winner Eva Pigford bottomed out in this Pocahontas-meets-diner-waitress ensemble at the Baby Phat show.
Fashion week's freshest face? Carmen Electra. The New York City fashion week newbie attended five shows in two days for a crash course in style, a sneak peek at potential Oscar party dresses and costume ideas for her new burlesque group the Bombshells. Now that's multitasking.
New look, new luggage: Electra leaves New York with her new Vuitton "Cherry" bags in tow.
In a Marc Jacobs coat at the Y & Kei show.
"I like military jackets," said Electra, in Sass & Bide at their show.
In Luca Luca's silk-cotton-linen dress and ribbon-tie jacket & at the show.
At Diane von Furstenberg in her cotton herringbone wrap dress.