Celebrity Style: Runway Looks That Suit NYFW Front Row Celebrities

February 21, 2012 • Celebrity Style, Magazine

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall ’12 in New York has come and gone and while the runways were stunning, so in fact, were the celebrity front row fixtures. We had some names we knew were going to be there (Kelly Osbourne at Badgley Mischka and Ashley Greene at Donna Karan) and some total surprises that came out of nowhere (Camila Alves at Monique Lhuillier and Yigal Azrouel, Viola Davis at Vera Wang.) Whatever the case, we were proud to see big name celebs like the Olsen twins, Uma Thurman, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, Bar Refaeli, Jessical Alba and more.

That brought more questions to the forefront like why is Julianne Moore at Reed Krakoff, what is Leighton Meester doing at Vera Wang (oh yeah, she’s the VW fragrance spokesperson) and does Matt Damon really like Naeem Khan or was he just supporting his wife?

Four stars in particular caught my eye and I wanted to do a little investigating into why they were at said designer’s show and what ensemble from the runway might be best suited for them.  Here’s what I came up with:

Camila Alves at Yigal Azrouel

It was a pleasant surprise to see Camila Alves at more than one show this Fashion Week including Monique Lhuillier and Herve Leger by Max Azria.  So what was she doing at the Yigal Azrouel show wearing an electric blue Yigal ball skirt with two slits? We’re not quite sure, considering she told media publications she’s quite a vintage shopper and a thrifter. Whatever the case, it’s obvious that the Brazilian model is getting her fix at one of New York’s finest shops in the Meathpacking District and we know that Yigal Azrouel’s pieces would be perfect for Alves since his Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection this season was long and lean, which is exactly what Alves is. What I’m also sure Alves liked about the collection is that it had a sense of modesty, while also boasting fierce prints and bold colors.  That’s the thing we love about Matthew McConaughey’s fiance, she’s quiet, sweet and never one to bare all.

This long green leather skirt that falls below the knees is just perfect with the bluish print top that shows just a bit of skin at the cleavage, but not too much. Perfect for Camila Alves, too.  I could see her rocking it at a day event or even on a stroll with the future hubby and kids. Perhaps without the heels.

Whitney Port at Mara Hoffman 

Whitney Port has always been a devout Mara Hoffman fan. At the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 designer’s showing, she paired a gorgeous long print skirt with a tucked in cream blouse and an oversize purple jacket. Knowing Hoffman’s designs, the skirt was obviously Mara Hoffman. And Port is obviously the quintessential Mara Hoffman fan. “I love Mara Hoffman,” she said at the show, “Her prints are always so fun and she has a great outlook on color.”

Hoffman’s Fall/Winter 2012 Collection  was all about that, infusing colors with an ethnic-inspired print that she was experimenting with for the show.  Port, a dedicated fan of bright colors and prints, would totally rock the above runway look with slouchy print pants and a tucked in white blouse (something she also loves to wear.) I don’t see her wearing the hat, of course.

Susan Sarandon at Costello Tagliapietra

While Susan Sarandon‘s clothing style is always, ahem, “questionable” (we much prefer the style of her daughter Eva Amurri) perhaps it’s better that she’s in the front row of Costello Tagliapietra (which seems to cater itself to a more mature audience) than for example, wearing a black Stella McCartney dress with spots that looked too young on her. We didn’t like what Sarandon was wearing in the front row, either, jeans (too casual, this isn’t the Levis runway!), a denim-like jacket with flowers pasted on the side, a striped shirt, and a weird hat that looked like she was trying to be younger than she really is again. We do like what she said about the designer duo, that they “envision real women in the clothes.”

We’d much prefer Sarandon in an ensemble that features both prints and a jacket. We feel like Sarandon can have her fun with prints in a dress with a special pattern designed by the CT duo and then layer an oversize beige jacket with a cinched tie at the waist and open collar in red. For some reason, I can totally see Sarandon rocking this look like no other and its really the best of both worlds – a mature woman who has fun with fashion.

Ashley Greene at DKNY

Twilight star Ashley Greene has long been a spokesperson for Donna Karan and the DKNY label and has worn Donna Karan to many events, including the CFDA Awards and the 2011 Met Costume Institute Gala. So it was no big surprise to us to see her along side the DKNY and Donna Karan runways. We also like that she’s supporting the designer, who ironically, she wore a ton before she became the actual spokesmodel for the label. She called it an organic fit. What we like about Donna is that she knows how to create fashion for the modern woman in bold colors and fabrics without going overboard on prints. That’s why you might see a lot of magenta and furs in her collection but not a lot of squiggly craziness.

That’s why we like Ashley Greene’s bold red dress see in the front row at the DKNY event and we think this fuchsia stunner with slightly transparent top, form fitting body and tulip-y bottom from the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 collection would be perfect for the actress.

–Simona Kogan

Celebrity Photos: Camila Alves, Zimbio; Whitney Port, people.com, Susan Sarandon, Zimbio, Ashley Greene, Ash-Green.org

Runway Photos of Yigal Azrouel, Mara Hoffman, Costello Tagliapietra and DKNY: Style.com

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