Lifestyle Style Inside Lauren Conrad's Runway Debut See how the Hills star and budding designer stages her catwalk debut at L.A. Fashion Week – from the models and makeup to her finale walk. By Melissa Liebling-Goldberg By People Staff Published on March 12, 2008 05:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 10 SNEEK PEAK Chris Polk/WireImage The designer gets a glimpse of her catwalk before the show begins Tuesday – but there is still plenty of prep work to do! 02 of 10 BOARDED UP Axel Koester 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.” 03 of 10 GETTING HAIRY Axel Koester 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. 04 of 10 TRUE BLUE Chris Polk/WireImage Kristin Cavallari buries the hatchet with Conrad, turning up front row to cheer on her former Laguna Beach costar. 05 of 10 FLOWER POWER Frazer Harrison/Getty 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. 06 of 10 PURPLE HAZE Otto /Landov 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. 07 of 10 CHECK IT OUT Chris Polk/WireImage The Hills flirt Brody Jenner stays cozy in his hoodie, while checking out the models on the catwalk. 08 of 10 SUPPORT SYSTEM Michael Buckner/Getty Sitting with Audrina Patridge and “Lo” Bosworth, Hills costar Whitney Port tells PEOPLE, “It was awesome! I’m so proud of her.” 09 of 10 TAKE A BOW Frazer Harrison/Getty The designer hits the runway for a final lap in a two-tiered dress (her favorite!) from her collection and Christian Louboutin heels. 10 of 10 PARTY ON Lionel Hahn/Abaca Conrad exits the runway to huge applause. Next stop: the afterparty at hot spot Eleven.