The Spring ’09 shows came and went (first New York, then London, now Milan) and with them the styles and trends of the coming season. Models and mayhem galore! But for me, the most impact came with the celebs who attended each show dressed to the nines in Fall’s newest looks.
Here are the celebrities who made the most of their time touring the top shows and the trends they and the trends they were sporting so well.
In New York, Leighton proved bright colors don’t have to be a spring thing. Sporting a pink halterdress to Julie Haus, she added pizzazz to the party show sitting alongside fellow poppers Molly Simms in yellow and Jamie-Lynn Sigler in turquoise. She hyped it up in hyper color for Diane von Furstenberg with a canary yellow bell sleeve dress with a bow and the Fashion Rocks festivities saw her in a two-toned one-sleeve Roman look with a pinkish top, white skirt bottom and colorful blue waist.
What it says: In a Fall full of the usual monotone black, navy blue, and gray, why not opt for a little neon to really make an impact!
Get Your Own: Fendi Flutter Sleeve Dress Was $2,100 Now $1,575
You don’t have to go over-the-top to go menswear chic! Nicole Richie proved menswear still reigns supreme by only sporting a few key looks to two shows that said it all. Her leather Marc Jacobs tulip skirt and white tank said it all at Marc by Marc Jacobs because she looked ready for a day on the job but the glittery headband vamped it up a little. A jumper at Proenza Schouler again showed off the menswear-y black and white but the low-cut vested front felt like it could be worn over a white button down blouse or with a crisp Fedora.
What it says: Menswear is back and better than ever, but it’s a little less loud then before. And we like it that way!
Get Your Own: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Suspender Jumper $470
Kelly Osbourne, in New York and London, was definitely queen of the funky frock scene. She wore looks ranging in everything from bright blue frothy tube dress with lace to Betsey Johnson to a printed kimono-like wrap dress for Rag & Bone. A sophisticated square neckline form fitting black dress with fringed sleeves was in order for Luella Bartley in London (complete with Kelly’s white powdered makeup) and a patchwork bustier D&G dress was appropriate for a Fashion Week event. Back in New York, a red-and black plaid jacket made an otherwise boring black tube dress pop at Victor Glemaud.
What it says: Funky frocks with prints or plaid in daytime or night add a dynamic dissonance to any party or simply strolling down the street. Pack on the accessories, colors and textures.
Get Your Own: Jean Paul Gaultier Kaleidoscope Print Dress was $2295, now $1149
Could it be? Could bright white look good in Fall? This is certainly so, if JLo has something to say about it. The songstress and new mother of two wore white ensembles to not one by two key shows during Fashion Week festivities. At Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jennifer wore an offbeat RM by Roland Mouret white dress with square shoulders while Dolce & Gabbana brought the glam gal out to Milan for a white corset top dress that accented her awesome physique.
What it says: Yes, it’s true! If done right, bright white can look good AFTER Labor Day!
Get Your Own: RM by Roland Mouret Pigalle Wool Dress $2065
Could You Spot These Other Celeb Trends in New York, London, and Milan?:
Peep Toe Booties
Color Blocking/Geometric Shapes
Celebrity photos: WireImage
Image Layout: Jessica Piraro