by Christina Reynolds
Diane Von Furstenberg, watch out for Michael Kors! With his runway show on Wednesday, he might just have taken the lead in the race for the most star-studded runway show at New York’s fall/winter 2012-2013 Fashion Week.
Jessica Alba, Michael Kors, Paula Patton and Amber Heard. Image courtesy of Getty Images for Michael Kors.
From the moment I entered the Theatre at Lincoln Center where the Michael Kors show was staged, I could tell something was different. The runway was so clogged with camera crews—even more so than usual—that I could hardly move. Side-stepping my way slowly forward, I was making gradual progress until a tall, raven-haired lady darted in front of me. She wasn’t mean about it, she was just on a very determined mission. “Hello, darling! How ARE you?” she cooed. “So good to see you…” another woman replied as she smiled and reached her hand out. Wait. That’s not just any hand. It’s Anna Wintour’s hand…and she’s seated beside Grace Coddington (love those fiery red locks!)…and the raven-haired woman is Anjelica Huston! And I am in the middle of their conversation. Move. MOVE! Side-step. Side-step! (And yes, Anna Wintour does smile.)
It was even more difficult to leave the theatre post-show as Jessica Alba and Debra Messing (surrounded by ample security) made their way backstage to check out the collection’s fluffy furs and sparkly red-carpet-ready gowns in crimson, black and silver. Meanwhile, Stacy Keibler happily did TV interviews. Katie Couric, Paula Patton, Amber Heard, Patti Hansen and Alexandra Richards were just a few more of the bold-faced names on the scene. Just another day at the office for Michael Kors…
Later in the day, Anthony had a celeb moment of his own at Reed Krackoff—following a noticeable lack of one at Marchesa. Here’s Anthony’s take:
“As I arrived at the Plaza Hotel for the Marchesa show, all I could see were shiny black sedans, a paparazzi mob and a bright red carpet snaking up the stairs. Is this going to by MY red carpet moment, I wondered? Unfortunately, there were no celebs around as I made my entrance—meaning no roar of clicking shutters or blinding lights. (I’m sure I heard three or four clicks…) Still, it was a lot of fun to actually walk a red carpet. Inside, the clothes were a dreamy mix of hand- embroidered threadwork and gilded accents combined with beaded tulles, lace, taffetas and laser-cut leathers. No wonder there was a red carpet out front.”
“Before the Reed Krackoff show started (his runway featured a sleek assortment of the week’s top trends—statement coats, collaged chiffons and top-to-toe monochromatic dressing) I finally racked up a few more camera clicks. Julianne Moore was having her picture taken in front of my seat when our eyes met. ‘Honey, you are standing in my light,’ I casually joked. Not missing a beat, she gave me a wink and a smile and continued posing for the cameras.”
Which celebrity would you love to bump into at fashion week?