Spring '10: Leighton's Front-Row Chic

Meester gets cozy at 3.1 Phillip Lim while Jessica Alba sizzles at Narciso. See all the stars heating up N.Y.C. Fashion Week

01 of 29

LEIGHTON MEESTER

LEIGHTON MEESTER
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The can add fashionista to her hyphenate with her downtown-chic turn at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show in a dotted dress, cozy cardigan and tough booties.

02 of 29

EMMY AND JESSICA

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Living up to their star status, Emmy Rossum and literally shine backstage at Narciso Rodriguez’s show in shimmering dresses by the designer.

03 of 29

KIM KARDASHIAN

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Looking fierce in a one-armed, black belted dress and smoky eyes strikes a pose backstage at the Baby Phat show. The reality star later Tweeted from her front row seat that the show was “by far the biggest & the best show of the season!”

04 of 29

MARY-KATE OLSEN

MARY-KATE OLSEN
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Skipping the tents for the parties, the sticks to her signature style in a white peasant dress topped with an oversized sweater, long gold cross necklace and killer heels for a soiree at downtown hotspot Indochine.

05 of 29

MICKEY AND ESTELLE

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Max Azria might have taken a minimalist approach to spring, but there was nothing minimal about his front row! A navy suit-clad Rourke joined Estelle to take in the designer’s third collection to hit the runway this week.

06 of 29

LUCY LIU

LUCY LIU
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Also at Max Azria, the takes her front row perch at the designer’s show in a cream flutter-sleeve dress from his BCBG line.

07 of 29

LINDSAY AND TAYLOR

LINDSAY AND TAYLOR
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Spotted: Gossip Girl’s youngest bad having a laugh in the front row at the G-Star Raw runway show with starlet . Is it really true that blondes do have more fun?

08 of 29

HILARY DUFF

HILARY DUFF
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Gossip Girl’s newest also makes the party rounds in a bow-tied silk blouse tucked into a sexy black bandage skirt, complete with a quilted clutch and metallic T-strap pumps for the DSquared2 Eyewear launch party.

09 of 29

MISCHA BARTON

MISCHA BARTON
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Proving her real-life is just as glamorous as her day job, the A Beautiful Life shows off her curves in a brown-banded, body-conscious Hervé Léger by Max Azria dress and black strappy sandals at the What Comes Around Goes Around party.

10 of 29

MARY LOUISE PARKER

MARY LOUISE PARKER
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Now that’s some serious bling! The star sets off her ruffled black top with a metallic statement necklace while sitting front row at the Dennis Basso show.

11 of 29

KELLY ROWLAND

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The singer parts the crowd outside of the Bryant Park tents in her black and gray asymmetrical draped dress and tough ankle booties.

12 of 29

JULIETTE LEWIS

JULIETTE LEWIS
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While laughed it up with in the front row, Lewis showed off her quirky style backstage at the G-Star Raw show in a tuxedo top and blazer over leather pants and pink-and-black booties, complete with a studded fedora and red-hot lips.

13 of 29

LADY GAGA AND MADONNA

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Talk about star power! continues her outrageous fashion tour in a matching studded hat and mask over a dotted Marc Jacobs dress – the same one Miss Piggy wore! – to meet up with a leather-and-lace clad at the Marc Jacobs show.

14 of 29

LADY GAGA

LADY GAGA
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But after the party, there’s the afterparty! takes center stage at the Marc Jacobs post-show bash, hosted by Belvedere and V Magazine, in a red-hot lace bodysuit and pointy hairpiece for her performance.

15 of 29

KIM KARDASHIAN

KIM KARDASHIAN
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Before nabbing her front-row seat, strikes a pose backstage at the Badgley Mischka show in a sheer black top and matching genie pants topped with a layered gold choker.

16 of 29

KATY PERRY

KATY PERRY
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The nabs herself some sexy Fashion Week swag while visiting the Victoria’s Secret Suite at the Bryant Park Hotel in a tribal-printed Mara Hoffman dress accessorized with a colorful charm necklace and orange patent heels.

17 of 29

KRISTIN CAVALLARI

KRISTIN CAVALLARI
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She might be the new girl on the Hills, but the reality star is a Fashion Week pro showing off her backside in a strappy black minidress on the runway of the Walter show.

18 of 29

KIRSTEN DUNST

KIRSTEN DUNST
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adds some sparkle to the Rodarte front row in her metallic gold brocade frock, black patent ankle booties and peachy-keen lips.

19 of 29

RACHEL BILSON

RACHEL BILSON
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Who needs models when you have famous friends? The shows off a metallic creation – and some cleavage!– by friend Brian Reyes from her front-row seat at the designer’s runway show.

20 of 29

BECKI NEWTON

BECKI NEWTON
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The Ugly Betty star joins in Brian Reyes’s front row, showing off another one of his coveted creations.

21 of 29

SHENAE GRIMES

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Proving she can look just as good in 10021 as she can in 90210 the star makes a stylish exit in a leather peplum dress and chain-strap bag from the Bryant Park tents after hanging out with at the Badgley Mischka show.

22 of 29

KELLY, LISA, LUANN AND BETHENNY

KELLY, LISA, LUANN AND BETHENNY
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It’s a Housewives sandwich! Lisa Rinna gets a stylish squeeze from the Real Housewives of New York, including Bethenny Frankel, Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Kelly Bensimon – who’s showing off bangles from her Navajo-inspired jewelry line – at the Pamella Roland runway show.

23 of 29

OLIVIA PALERMO

OLIVIA PALERMO
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It’s just another stylish day in the life of The City “social” who turns up at the Bryant Park tents in an embellished T-shirt, gray suit, neutral bag and bright yellow sandals.

24 of 29

AMBER ROSE

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who? All eyes – and cameras! – are on the rapper’s model girlfriend as she struts her stuff down the catwalk in a tiered white gown ,complete with a full train, at the Celestino by Sergio Guadarrama.

25 of 29

NICKY HILTON

NICKY HILTON
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The socialite takes a nod from fashion’s most famous editor – Anna Wintour – and keeps her dark shades in place while taking in the Pamella Roland show from her front-row perch in a strapless green dress and Judith Leiber crocodile clutch.

26 of 29

AVRIL LAVIGNE

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In true rock star fashion, the celebrates her runway debut in a sparkling tulle skirt with a studded belt and bustier while posing with models clad in her punk-inspired Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne for Kohl’s line.

27 of 29

KELLY RUTHERFORD

KELLY RUTHERFORD
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Fashionista in training! The Gossip Girl star shows off a makeup-free face and a black-and-white chevron blazer while giving her baby daughter a fashionable start at the HauteLook Fashion Week Lounge in the Bryant Park Hotel.

28 of 29

EVA AMURRI

EVA AMURRI
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The model is perfectly springy in her metallic floral top and orange cropped pants at the Chris Benz show.

29 of 29

CIARA AND ELETTRA

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The singer and model add a burst of color to Thakoon’s front row – a purple sheath for Ciara, a red-hot shirtdress for Elettra Wiedemann and Christian Louboutin pumps for both stars.

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