After taking off Saturday and Sunday for the other fashionistas to hit up some shows, Day 4 started with a bang. Backstage at the uber chic Catherine Malandrino show make up artists Tom Pecheux told OK! "Catherine wanted it to be very organic and very graphic."
Meanwhile hair staylist Odile Gilbert added, "She has natural hair, like she did the hair by herself. The hair of a young girl. It’s fresh." Out in front the winding set up of the cat walk made it hard to do much celeb watching. But, the celebs that were there were of the fashionista set, not the Hollywood set (except for One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush). But the show did not disappoint, toting noir as it’s theme. The highly embellished collection embodied luxury and sophistication from the 40’s. Aisha Tyler said of the collection, "There were a lot of beautiful couture touches that I liked. I loved all her jackets."
Next up was the always funky Betsey Johnson, who celebrates her 30th anniversary this year. Betsey never disappoints and toted the theme of Beat girls from the 1950’s. Loved the pencil skirts, ruffled tops and berets. I also loved the 1978 retrospection she did featuring lots of leopard print and spandex! America’s Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker revealed some secrets from the upcoming season of ANTM to OK! He said, "We’re back in New York. The judging panel is as excitable as ever. It’s a hark back to the old season when we had Janice on it. We have an incredible cast as well."
He added, "It’s the same old recipe, but with fresher and better ingredients!"
How Do I Look? host Finola Hughes gushed about Betsey, "She’s young and fun and her clothes have so much to do with me growing up in New York and Los Angeles cause I used to wear them all the time."
Also on hand at Betsey Johnson was Nigel’s ANTM co-star Tyra Banks, who decided to stay mum, as well as punk rocker Joan Jett, who jumped on the stay quiet band wagon.
Backstage at the W lounge before the star studded Max Azria show, I sat down with the very perky Brittany Murphy. She gushed about her marriage to writer/producer Simon Monjack, "It’s going wonderful!"
So, if it’s going so well the couple must have amazing Valentine Day plans, right? "Actually we don’t know what we’re doing. I think I’m working, let’s say they’re very top secret!" The actress is known for cool, hip style and since it’s fashion week we had to know how she would describe her style. "I always feel you can’t go wrong with chanel, no matter what week it is!"’
We had to know from the New Jersey native if living in Los Angeles has changed her allegiances to the city that never sleeps! "New York. LA has been very kind to me at certain times in my life. But New York is my favorite city on Earth!"
Then the celebs turned it out for Maz Azria, where everyone from Rihanna to Fergie sat in the front row. Though security was tight around the girls, Fergie told she’s already planning her wedding to Vegas star Josh Duhmel. "We had a Superbowl fitting party!"
By Jocelyn Vena
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