New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 Front Row

Posted on September 08, 2012

Darlings, it’s time once again to check in on the front row action at New York Fashion Week. Bear in mind that the tents and venues of Fashion Week are about as far from the average red carpet experience as one can get; cramped, sweaty and frantic. It’s amazing some of these people look as good as they do, to be honest. Just getting from Point A to Point B is a major hassle in these settings; even for the famous.

But let’s judge some of them anyway.


BCBCMAXAZRIA Spring 2013 Collection
Daisy Fuentes

Serving it.

Sanya Richards-Ross

Not loving the top or the length of the pants.

Dania Ramirez and Whitney Port

Dania’s dress is super cute.


You WERQ that turban, girl!


Chadwick Bell Spring 2013 Show
Robert Verdi

Love the belt.

Sami Gayle

General Idea Spring 2013 Show
Chaske Spencer

Eric West

Nice tits, but you might want to cut down on the shimmer, Eric.

Honor Spring 2013 Show
Julia Jones


Nicholas K Spring 2013 Show
Caroline Hejt and Aino Jawo

Chaske Spencer

Joe Zee

What a doll.

Rob Evans

 Um… it’s September in New York.


Nicole Miller Spring 2013 Show
Julie Henderson

That’s the way to do it. She looks cute and fresh.

Leigh Lezark

Tinsley Mortimer


Noon by Noor Spring 2013 Show
Nicky Hilton

Olivia Palermo

 Love the shoes.


Peter Som Spring 2013 Show
Allison Williams


Hailee Steinfeld

Only a teenager could make teal lace work.

Sanya Richards-Ross

 No one could make this work.


Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 Show
Bryan Greenberg

Jamie Chung and AnnaSophia Robb

Kaylee DeFer

Kristin Chenoweth

She looks pretty fierce, but once again: IT’S SEPTEMBER IN NEW YORK. You could practically swim through the humidity this week.

Ryan Lochte

Okay, we give up. These attention hos are all gonna wear jackets in 80+ weather and then in February, they’re all going to show up in strapless cocktail dresses and tight little t-shirts.

Sheane Grimes


Richard Chai Love Spring 2013 Show
Nick Cannon


Supima Spring 2013 Show
Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman


Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013 Show
Angela Simmons

Love the colors in that top, but the proportion for the outfit look a little off. Add a couple inches to the skirt.

Daisy Fuentes

Troian Bellisario




[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • MerBearStare

    Wow, does Daisy Fuentes age? She’s still gorgeous.

    •  It’s those good Latina genes.  She has probably looked 25-28 since she was 12.

      •  And will, till she ‘s about 60, damn her.
        Black ain’t the only thing that don’t crack.
        I lament my relentlessly Caucasian genes.

        • It’s freaking Cuba I tell you, Daisy is 45, Eva Mendes is 38 for god’s sakes and she is smooth as a baby too… 

          Now, completely unrelated: Does Shenae Grimes look like Marisa Tomei or what?

    • LaylaSV

      No joke. Daisy Fuentes looks GOOD and in more expensive, more gown up and more stylish way than I have ever seen from her previously. You go get that comeback girl.

      • DCSheehan

        Totally agree. She looks fantastic here, love the purple especially.

  • charlotte

    I don’t know most of these people, but Hailee for the win! What were some people (like Sanya Richards-Ross) thinking?

    • AudreysMom

       Me too which is one of two problems I have with this line up. The other is: no Tom Hiddleston.

  • Sweetvegan

    I don’t know who most of these people are, but I can judge them too!  Julia Jones looks like a paralegal. Love Aino Jawo’s entire look – especially her hair! Tinsley Mortimer’s dress looks like it came from an 80s prom. AnnaSophia Robb should’ve worn a longer hemline – she’s trying to use her clutch like a shield, so no one can take photos up her skirt.

    • e jerry powell

       I think I mistook Aino Jawo for Veronica Webb.

    • Kristin McNamara
    •  I don’t know who Aino Jawo is, but I love her and want to be her when I grow up. She is gorgeous.

    • jhedman

       LOL here (for real) — I literally typed and then erased a comment saying “How nice Julie Jones was able to dash over on her lunch hour.  Do you think the rest of the paralegals will notice if she takes the rest of the day off?” but then decided that was too mean.  I have reconsidered.  I don’t know Julie Jones and she is most likely a very nice person but her outfit piqued me more than any of the others. 

  • Chaiaiai

    Dear Daisy Fuentes: HOW THE F*CK DO YOU DO IT???  Her skin?  FLAWLESS. 


    • Lori

      Has she had work done? She looks beautiful, but not quite like herself to me.

  • janetjb

    Daisy Fuentes looks fantastic, twice.

    Sanya Richards-Ross looks ridiculous top to bottom as if she’s wearing someone else’s clothes.

  • terpsichory

    Are Ted Mosby and Maurice Moss photobombing Julia Jones?

    • Kristin McNamara

      Love that you just called him Ted Mosby. And yes, that is him! 🙂

  • DinaSews

    Is Rachel Zoe considered a stylist still?  Is it normal to invite other designers to your show?  Just curious.

    • Glammie

      I’ve been wondering about the Zoe, too.  Read somewhere that her line wasn’t selling well and that she was in financial trouble, while her show was on the bubble.  I’d like to know more–her last season felt very contrived, but the Zoe sort of entertains me, I’d like her, I think, in a different format or with a little more genuine reality where she’s styling.  Not quite so much baby-baby-baby.

      • Yeah. I love the Zoe but the show started to think we cared more about her than the clothes – and that could never be true.

        • Glammie

          Yeah, I want the Zoe to come out, looking glazed, her scrawny self shielded in drapey 70s things, whining and complaining, while she styles somebody effortlessly in 10 seconds.  That’s what I find so weirdly entertaining about her–she’s so trivial as a person and weird, but so good at what she does–smart hands.

          I also find Rodger amusing in very small doses simply because he seems convinced that Rachel’s a real person. 

  • alyce1213

    Julia Jones is lost. She thinks she’s showing up at her job as a human resources manager. In 1985.
    I don’t agree about Hailee in the teal lace. I think it’s awful matronly and even her grandma shouldn’t wear it.
    Whatever Daisy Fuentes is doing, wow. Double wow.
    Joe Zee is quite adorable.

    I don’t know who Kaylee DeFer is, but why would anyone show up at Fashion Week looking like that?

    There are too many others . . .

    • ArtSchoolDropOut

      I agree about Hailee Steinfeld. It looks like a lot of things that I’ve picked up out of curiosity when digging through thrift stores and thrown back down because it feels cheap and itchy. And the shoes are just sad.

      I don’t know who Sami Gayle is, but she has the perfect face for that pixie cut.

      • MilaXX

         I agree Sami’s cute is adorable on her.

      • Elaine Lang

         My prom dress was teal lace.

        This was 1987.  

        1987 is over.   Teal lace should be over as well.

    • Kristin McNamara

      The only thing I know Kaylee DeFer from is about a season and a half of Gossip Girl. And yes, she looks pretty awful. That weird wrinkling/bunching around her lady area is very unfortunate.

  • SayWTH

    Who are 98% of these people and why did they rate an invite?

    Nice to see AnnaSophia Robb’s BRIGHT SAFETY YELLOW clutch could double as protection for her crotch because her skirt was too damn short to allow her to sit without showing everything to the world. That makes it a tool, not a gadget since it can do more than one thing.

    • Lilithcat

      Who are 98% of these people .  .  .?

      My reaction exactly.

    • sisterb67

      Skirt? Please. That thing AnnaSophia Robb is wearing isn’t a skirt, it’s a belt.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Shorts, actually.

    • 3boysful

       WORD!  I was wondering if I was the only one who noticed how we were only saved from a view of the good china by that clutch.

      Imagine how much you enjoy the show and the surroundings when you’re constantly worried about flashing, and more likely than not, flashing someone with a camera.  Wait, everyone these days has a camera!

  • NC_Meg

    WTF, Sanya? You look a mess, girl. I loved watching you during the Olympics but I cannot sign off on all this.

  • NC_Meg

    I didn’t recognize her. I thought it was because of the huge glasses but now that I’ve stared at that photo, I think she looks less like Daisy and more like Eva Longoria.

    EDIT: Ugh, this was supposed to go up under Lori’s reply to Chaiaiai

  • nannypoo

    Are these people famous and, if so, why? I could pick maybe 5 of them out of a lineup. One that I do recognize is the adorable Hailee Steinfeld who decided to show up dressed as the mother of the bride.

    • l_c_ann

      I kept reading comments until I found someone who recognized the same number of people as I recognized. 

      The rest …..somebody has to be there, might as well be them.

  • Random thoughts:

    Roger looks VERY different with long hair…I love the glasses Estelle is wearing…I can’t remember the last time I heard about Daisy Fuentes and now ere she pops up twice. I wonder what that means…


    • MilaXX

       maybe she’s reviving her clothing line?

  • hughman

    I would pay a million dollars to watch you snatch those goddamn sunglasses off the top of Robert Verdi’s head and crush them on the ground. Sharing a fashion affectation with Guy Fieri is NOT a good thing. 

    (P.S. I do not actually have a million dollars so proceed at your own risk.)

    • Yeah, what’s up with that? He’s worn them that way for so many years, I wonder if there’s permanent marks on his head? I do love how crisp he always looks. He’s always perfectly tailored.

      • 3boysful

         I always have mine on my head, but they keep my hair out of my eyes.  Robert can’t share that excuse.

  • CurbGirl

    So what is that Rob Evans’ shoes that looks like toddlers jingle bells?

  • frannyprof

    So, are bridesmaids’ dresses a thing now? Because I have a closet full of lacy, shiny, colorful dresses from weddings past. Maybe I can sell them on EBay and pay for my retirement.

    • MilaXX

       Out of 5 bridesmaids dresses I wore exactly one a second time. It was tea length and very pretty, a silk instead of satin. In fact I wore it to a black tie affair and then again on a cruise. The rest of the dresses I donated for underprivileged teens to wear to prom.

      • Beardslee

        A friend of mine, bless her, specifically chose a dress we could wear again.  I wore that dress probably a dozen times, to weddings and fancy things.  One of the best dresses I ever had.

        • MilaXX

          I was told every dress was allegedly rewearable. One even came with a discount for a free cut down. Only the one dress actually worked without looking bridesmaid-y.

  • unbornfawn

    What I learned today. When dressing for the tents wear a simple great little dress with great shoes. Stay away from separates and anything fussy.

    • 3boysful

       Now that we have that down, how to wangle an invitation to the tents . . . .

  • kittenwithaquip

    Argh! The tanning! Stop with the orange tans, people. It’s not a “sun-kissed glow”, it’s Cheetos dust. Bleh.

  • Qitkat

    You know, with all the faces and names I don’t recognize, they may as well be people riding on the city bus with me.

  • everest19

    Who are these humans?

  • Seanybills

    Who is Bryan Greenberg and why isn’t he my husband?

    • Kristin McNamara

      RIGHT?! He used to be a regular on One Tree Hill, many years ago! And he was the male lead in a chick flick with Uma Thurman in 2005. And had smaller roles in a few other things. And I agree. I’ve been saying since his OTH days: YUM.

      • Sobaika

        He was on this HBO show that got cancelled 🙁

        It’s too bad because he’s delish.

  • Qitkat

    Only a pillow can make teal lace work.

  • Kristin McNamara

    That’s Jana Kramer sitting next to Estelle.

  • BobStPaul

    You’d think the guys would make more of an effort.  Sloppy, ill-fitting jeans just don’t cut it.

  • colleenjanel

    I’m just glad that Cheno has ditched the most hideous of accessories … that neck brace! Glad to see she’s back to true form!

    • MilaXX

       I think that just because she knew she would be photographed. She still needs it. Her accident was pretty serious.

  • Who is the sweet little girl next to Angela Simmons?  She has great shoes!

    I don’t know 3/4 of these people!  Oh well, must be me.

  • librarygrrl64

    That sunglasses thing that Robert Verdi always does annoys the hell out of me, for some reason.

    • MilaXX

       me too! and then I feel bad because he seems like a really nice guy.

  • I don’t know any of these people except Chenowith and Rachael Zoe.  I are old.  

    And WORD to the heat and humidity right now in NYC!  How can they all be so over-dressed?  I just came back in from running a few quick errands in a lightweight tee shirt and jeans, and I was sweating like a farm animal!

    • Scarlet39

      You are a braver person than I, because I can pass out just thinking of jeans in oppressive humidity. 

  • meowing

    Oh, how I’d love a bunch of those swag bags!  My theory on the winter clothes:  weight loss, darlings–just sweat off a few pounds every day.  OTOH, the oppositie is also true:  every Christmas event I go to has tons of women in strapless, short dresses while it’s friggin’ cold outside.

  • Amy

    No idea who Joe Zee is, but he was the only one out of the lineup who looked to me like he belonged in his outfit, looked comfortable in the space, and looked like he was having a good time.  Kristen Chenoweth running a fairly close second, ’cause she could wear shorts and a t-shirt and look amazing with that smile.  Fashion, smashion.

    • MilaXX

       Joe Zee is fashion editor and stylist supreme. He also has a show on Sundance called All on the Line in which he helps struggling designer. You can check the archives here since TLo recapped the first 2 seasons and had a bit part in the 2nd season finale.

    • Rand Ortega

       Joe Zee basically got Nina Garcia’s job at Elle. The new season of All On The Line starts Monday. He’s also a guest on a great web series, Haute Cuisine, w/ his boyfriend. They make lobster rolls for the host, David Yi. It’s really fun.
       Kristen Chenoweth could wear a napkin & a doily & I’d still give her a WERQ. After hearing her sing at  the Hollywood Bowl, she can do/wear no wrong to me.

  • SewingSiren

    Damnit I was all set to go buy some green lace and make the ultimate winter party dress when I saw that Hailee Steinfeld dress on tweeter. The one only a teenager could wear. Now I have a sad.

  • JMansm

    Troian’s hair is ridiculous. She suffers from a much milder version of the Christina Hendricks “I really should just dress and style myself like my character rather than myself” syndrome. 

  • Esz

    Oh my god ‘fashion’ at this level is so boring – NONE of those outfits made me think “Oh that looks nice/cool/clever/whatever”
    It all looks cheap and poorly fitted. Ugh

  • TieDye64

    Daisy Fuentes FTW. 

  • cmb92191

    Lol about only teenagers can rock teal lace. I went to a prom in 1989 and I wore a teal lace gown very similar to hers.

  • Call me Bee

    It’s interesting how the fashion is all over the place. Yeah–there are the ones with the leather jackets, but it ranges from cute casual sun dresses to RC worthy gowns to tacky urban street wear. Weird.

  • laurenoodle

    Ryan Lochte is SO HOT
    Too bad he is a douche 

  • MilaXX

    I swear Daisy Fuentes looks better now than in her MTV days.
    I like Sanya Richards Ross’s hair better blown straight than in those curls. I don’t like either of her outfits. BTW now that we’ve talked about the controversy of Gabby Douglas’s hair can I just say the woman’s track team was the glam squad! Most of these women were running with nails done, lashes on and a touch of lipgloss. They even managed to find hairstyles that could hold up against the wind and sweat.
    Nick Cannon is a grown man with a wife and kids. He really needs to stop dressing like a 16 year old boy.

    I don’t understand the leather and sweater either. With that many people it has to be hot.

    • my niece(14) is a runner, and her take was yuck, how do you run in all that makeup sweating? and yuck, I’ll never do that…she might change her mind if she ever competes on the national level, those cameras in your face make you want to look pretty, but I was a little put off by all of Sanya’s make up and stuff, I get it, but geeze, it’s ALOT! Poor girls, have to compete AND look gorgeous doing it

      • MilaXX

        I think it was of their own choosing because I recall in previous years the ladies did not look so glamorous. I think that’s why Flo Jo stood out so much. She was always glammed up.

  • guest2visits

    Daisy Fuentes for the gold and the silver; the bronze can go to Bryan Greenberg for sad puppy face. Lochte challenges with
    happy puppy face.    Seriously Daisy – your hairspray was the best ever…why did it have to go…

  • Amy

    As someone who is suffering through this east coast humi-heat wave, I too am baffled as to why anyone would go near coats. Or leather. Or sleeves.

    Forget stank boot. These clothes are going to need to be burned.

  • AnnaSophia Robb is wearing two different colours of nail polish. I cannot work with this!

  • quiltrx

    I want to go sit with those two hatted folks behind Julie Henderson.  They look super-fun!

  • aristida_girl

    Fun! Thanks guys! Loving the posts so far 🙂

  • Thathoodwink

    “Who ahh these people?” said in a Jerry Seinfeld voice. Seriously, I probably don’t know who 80 percent of them are.

    • Victoria

       Me too. I recognize like 6 people

  • Can someone please ID Olivia Palermo’s bag?

    • shopperone

      It is a Meli Melo bag-she has mentioned it on her site.

  • PastryGoddess

    Is Chaske Spencer the new Leigh Lezark?

  • Lilak

    Oh dear . . . Not one ‘whole look’ I’d want to have.  Fuentes is certainly fine, and Zee and Verdi are presentable, but none of the rest are doing much for me.  
    Dunno, maybe a case of “It’s not [them], it’s me” ?

  • TLo really liked them some Chaske. Can’t blame you darlings. 

  • I love you both because you rant about the same things I do. Rant on boys.

  • Zippypie

    As a New Yorker, it’s been frakking humid as Hades here this past week, dripping as soon as you go out of a/c weather, and any of these bozos with jackets, leather or sweaters on (WTF, ModelBoy!) are complete douchebags.

    I like Dania Ramierez’s dress but hell, girl, those boobs are about to pop out and go sailing into the stratosphere.

    • fashbible

      The celebs and front-rowers are often wearing the designers previous collection… in this case fall winter. Hence lots of leather. Allison Williams is in Peter Som FW12… 

  • Sweetvegan

    Cool! Thanks for finding the photo!

  • Susan Crawford

    Once again, I must admit that there is a preponderance of people SO famous that I – aging, untuned-in to the zeitgeist, dweeby – have NO idea who they are. But they’re pretty, for the most part, even if a lot of them are wearing clothing suited for the Iditarod rather than . . . yeah, September in NY. Holy Farenheit, Batman, it was so humid up here in the Lower Hudson Valley that steam was rising from the bowels of the earth and these folks are wearing wool, leather, and long sleeves? In Gotham City?

    I know – it’s part of the publicity machinations, the self promotion game and the usual opportunistic scramble to be photographed that makes people wear clothing so unsuited to the real world.

    Gotta run now – I’m going to grab some scarves and try my hand at a turban or two.

  • Doesn’t Robert Verdi need a t-shirt or something? that nakedness look at the bottom of his shirt is not a good look!

  • Sami Gayle looks just like Justin Bieber. 

    •  And her REAL last name is Klitzman. Pronounced the way it’s written.

      •  Holy crap that’s unfortunate!

  • Really Nick Cannon with the sideways baseball hat like a middle schooler???

  • Who the hell are like 75% of these people?

  • TheOriginalLulu

    They should really push Fashion Week up to late October or early November.
    Fall clothing just has more presence than summer clothing; I think that’s why most of these fools are wearing leather and wool in the unbearable heat. 

  • MGMcD

    How many babies does Olivia Palermo have to eat every day to get her hair that silky shiny? I must incorporate that into my diet tout suite.

  • kimmeister

    Sanya, just because you’re in a sport that allows you to bare your abs doesn’t mean you need to show them all the time.

    I don’t know who Chaske is, but he appears to have lost 10 lbs from one picture to the next!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Olivia Palermo for the win. 

  • peachy16

    Who is Bryan Greenberg?  He’s adorable.

  • Trevor Scott

    The Asian lady in the white pinstripe outfit standing behind and to the right of Eric West looks like she’s most definitely NOT having a good day. 

  • Trevor Scott

    I also want to know where the fabulous man in the “push pop” orange blazer who stole Julie Henderson’s shot got his peacock blue shoes. Want want WANT.