The designer gets a glimpse of her catwalk before the show begins Tuesday – but there is still plenty of prep work to do!
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Conrad holds on to her models’ photos during the hair and makeup tests. She tells PEOPLE, “I’ve worked at so many castings and I knew the look I wanted, so it was pretty easy. I wanted the models to be pretty and sexy but not in an in-your-face kinda way.”
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With Warren Tricomi on board for hair and Mark Cosmetics taking care of the makeup, Lauren gets to step back and cast a critical eye on the “Veronica Lake look” created for the show.
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Kristin Cavallari buries the hatchet with Conrad, turning up front row to cheer on her former Laguna Beach costar.
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A model struts down the runway in an easy floral piece. “The whole styling inspiration has a Parisian feel to it,” Conrad tells PEOPLE. “I got the feeling and inspiration while in Paris” for The Hills.
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Sticking to easy-to-wear shapes and comfortable jersey, Conrad upped the ante with her fall color palette. ” We brought this really rich, pretty purple into the collection, which I really love. I love jewel tones.
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CHECK IT OUT
The Hills flirt Brody Jenner stays cozy in his hoodie, while checking out the models on the catwalk.
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Sitting with Audrina Patridge and “Lo” Bosworth, Hills costar Whitney Port tells PEOPLE, “It was awesome! I’m so proud of her.”
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TAKE A BOW
The designer hits the runway for a final lap in a two-tiered dress (her favorite!) from her collection and Christian Louboutin heels.
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Conrad exits the runway to huge applause. Next stop: the afterparty at hot spot Eleven.