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NYFW 2014: The A-Listers Finally Brave the Cold for Hugo Boss and Michael Kors

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Whether it’s the cold (they’re all on their yachts in the Caribbean), the grueling pace of awards season (they’re all lying down somewhere with wine nearby) or some other mysterious reason, the stars haven’t been shining as brightly at this season’s New York Fashion Week. There are the stalwarts, like Solange Knowles and Anna Kendrick, who bravely attend every show (sometimes bare-legged!) but it’s been a long time since a February front row looked like this.

We were starting to wonder if the high-wattage stars were going to be staying indoors until the Oscars, but that ended Wednesday, as Michael Kors and Jason Wu (showing his first collection for Hugo Boss) lured some Hollywood heavyweights back from their private islands to take in the shows in N.Y.C.

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For the Hugo Boss show (left) Reese Witherspoon jetted in from L.A., making a stop at Vogue before joining Gwyneth Paltrow (the face of Boss Femme Nuit and Jour fragrances) in the front row. “So excited for my friend @JasonWu,” Witherspoon wrote on Instagram. Paltrow also got in on the Insta game, posting a full-length shot of her chic black-and-white look, while Diane Kruger joined them before the show started, creating a trio of powerful (and impeccably dressed) Boss blonde bombshells. And yes, they did take a duckface selfie. It’s practically mandatory:

Gwyneth, Reese and Diane front-row selfie @hugoboss #nyfw #Boss #HugoBoss

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Check out the whole front row here — including Gerard Butler and Benedict Cumberbatch chatting up Anna Wintour.

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Earlier that day, Michael Kors’s always celeb-studded front row (right) hosted Freida Pinto, Blake Lively and Rose Byrne, all in feminine looks with ’40s florals and flowy fabrics from Kors’s previous collections. We had a close-up view of the stars, and we can assure you that yes, Lively’s hair is that amazing in person.

Who had your favorite outfit? Is it fun to see the big stars at NYFW? Tell us below!

–Alex Apatoff