September 25, 2006 12:00 PM

Overly Skinny Models Banned!

In Madrid, anyway. The city council announced that every model participating in Madrid Fashion Week must have a body mass index of at least 18, which translates into 123 lbs. for a 5′9″ model. Will other countries follow suit?

MISCHA BARTON in Marc Jacobs at Marc Jacobs. “I only go to the shows I love. But there’s so many since I love fashion so much.”

COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE ARQUETTE makes an appearance at the fashion tent in Alessandro Dell’Acqua.

FOXY BROWN in Diane von Furstenberg at Chris Aire. “I’m a big, big Chris fanatic. He’s like the Zac Posen of jewels.”

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR in Max Azria at the Max Azria show.

SOPHIA BUSH in Rock & Republic jeans at Rock & Republic. “I thank these guys for cutting things so well for our female backsides.”


Best Dressed Couple

Demi Moore wore Derek Lam to Derek Lam with husband Ashton Kutcher (in a Modern Amusement trench, Armani shirt and YSL tie) in tow.

Thin was in at the Rosa Chá show in N.Y.C.

Fashionista of the Week


So many shows, so little time! Nevertheless, the Veronica Mars star managed to look picture perfect (and designer loyal) at every stop—at press time she had attended nine events. “Fashion week makes me feel like a little girl,” she says. “I get to come and look at pretty clothes. And I like to wear the designer I’m going to support.” As for her own costume changes? “I’d run back and forth to the hotel.”

In Yigal Azrouël on Sept. 8.

In Elsie Katz Couture at the Stylelounge party on Sept. 8.

In Lela Rose on Sept. 10.

In Sari Gueron on Sept. 10.

At (and in) Alice Roi on Sept. 9.


How much do male celebs really know about fashion? We subjected some front-row stars to a sartorial quiz

“To me, a woman in bias cut …

… makes me want to call the police.”

“Aubergine is the new …

… zipper pant!”

—Jimmy Fallon at Rag & Bone

“Whenever I see a peplum, I …

… pick it and put it in a jar of water.”

“Culottes are better than …

… kumquats.”

—Aaron Eckhart at Diane von Furstenberg

“When I hear ‘kitten heel,’ I feel …

… fun.”

“Aubergine is the new …

… French person?”

—JC Chasez at Rosa Chá

Balenciaga Party

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen turned up to support designer Nicholas Ghesquiere at the Balenciaga Paris book party.


As always, stars (and their significant others) had the best seats in the house

Quick Change Artists

Eva Mendes

In BCBG Max Azria at Max Azria, 6 p.m.

In Marc Jacobs at Marc Jacobs, 8 p.m.

Kate Bosworth

In Jill Stuart at Jill Stuart, 12 p.m.

In Marc Jacobs at Marc Jacobs, 8 p.m.

Emmanuelle Chriqui

In a Tracy Reese jacket at Tracy Reese, 2 p.m.

In a Diane von Furstenberg dress at Diane von Furstenberg, 4 p.m.

Fresh off their U.S. Open wins, MARIA SHARAPOVA (at Marc Jacobs) and ROGER FEDERER (at Oscar de la Renta, with girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec) took in the shows.

SCARLETT JOHANSSON at Imitation of Christ. “I have to order the collection.”

KANYE WEST with fiancée ALEXIS PHIFER at Luca Luca. “I thought the show was very dope.”

CAMERON DIAZ at Rag & Bone. “They do denim beautifully—I like how cool and casual chic it is.”

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