By StyleWatch
September 05, 2007 06:13 PM

Brian Prahl / Splash News online

What’s it like to sit directly behind Ashlee Simpson at a fashion show? Blinding! As the singer settled into her front row seat at this morning’s BCBG Max Azria show with her mom Tina next to her, photographers mobbed the petite blonde, who sat posing in her slim black dress and oversize hoops. Brittany Snow, clad in a backless BCBG dress, leaned over to enthusiastically greet Ashlee, saying “It’s been so long!” On the other side of Brittany, Sophia Bush happily chatted away with the throngs of reporters around her. Ciara slipped into her seat at the last minute, her rakish beret staying perfectly in place. Once the chaos cleared and the show began, a procession of pretty pale chiffon and silk dresses filled the runway. The designer described the Spring ’08 collection as “using layers of transparencies” with “shadows of blush foundation and lipstick pink.” Think this means Ashlee is contemplating shedding her signature black?