Notes from Fashion Week: Day 5
Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland sat front row at Jill Stuart’s Spring 2010 show yesterday afternoon. (Getty)
The fifth day of Fashion Week kicked off yesterday, and we were privy to an array of très juicy front-row sightings and conversations. Here’s a sampling:
* We caught up with Olivia Palermo before the Carlos Miele show, and she told us she and her “City” co-star Whitney Port have a good relationship — despite drama during the first season of the MTV show. “We’ve never had any hard feelings,” Palermo said. “On the show there’s an entertainment value to it. Things are played up.” Also notably present at Miele was French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.
* Jill Stuart’s Spring 2010 show at the New York Public Library was filled with familiar faces (as well as stunning clothes and extra-Amazonian models). The first celeb we spotted was an overdressed Bethenny Frankel, engaging in some big-time mugging. She was followed by fellow New York “Housewives” Kelly Bensimon, Jill Zarin and LuAnn de Lessps. Could they have been shooting? Notably absent was Ramona Singer. Hmm. We also spied two Jersey “Housewives,” sisters Dina and Caroline Manzo. Also first-row? Pretty young things Kim Kardashian, Kelly Rowland, Rachel Bilson, Nicky Hilton, Shenae Grimes, Amanda Bynes and Leigh Lezark.
*Top Chef” judge and editor at Food & Wine, Gail Simmons dished with Newsday’s Robert Kahn before Jill Stuart’s runway show yesterday, saying it’s her dream to see the series go international. “Spain is where the most exciting culinary innovations are happening,” said Simmons. “Italy, France or London would do, too.” Though we like the show set here in NYC the best, we'd be into that.