New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 Front Row: The Big Wrapup

Posted on September 15, 2013

Now that carbs have re-entered our lives in a big, big way, and most of the soreness from dragging around a collective 5 thousand pounds of luggage (possible exaggeration) has faded – in other words, Fashion Week is over – we have the time to wrap up our look at all the camera-hogging and seat-jostling going on in the front rows, darlings.


Badgley Mischka Spring 2014 Show
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

 She actually looks chic. And that’s really saying something.



Calvin Klein Spring 2014 Show
Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Naomie Harris


Nicole looks a little frazzled, but she got run over by a photographer earlier that day, so she’s forgiven. The outfit’s killer. Rooney’s serving up Rooney. We can’t even call it Audreybot because there’s no Audrey here. We are impressed by Naomi’s ability to be photographed sitting in a crop top.



Dennis Basso Spring 2014 Show
Brooke Shields

Not particularly stylish or flattering.

Carmen Dell’Orefice

Beyond criticism.





Jenny Packham Spring 2014 Show
Christina Hendricks

 REALLY not loving the shape of this thing on her.



J. Mendel Spring 2014 Show
Molly Sims

 Nice. Love the color on her.




Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 Show
Christiana Ricci, Parker Posey

Christina Ricci

The proportions on Christina look a little off and Parker looks a little batshit (which is to be largely expected and even supported).

Deborah Ann Woll

The shoes are a bit of a boring choice, but we love the look overall.

Julianne Hough

Man, a lot of ladies were really dying to show off the results of their abs workout, weren’t they?

Michelle Dockery

We suspect these are nice pieces to have in your wardrobe but shouldn’t be paired together and don’t photograph well.

Parker Posey


Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, Parker Posey

The other two look deeply concerned with how they look, while Miss Parker is quite obviously starring in a little movie playing inside her head.

Winona, that’s way too much satin for sitting.

That should totally be the title to T Lo’s first country album. Winona, That’s Way Too Much Satin for Sitting.



Marchesa Spring 2014 Show
Ashley Greene

 Don’t love the skirt, because it’s kind of shapeless, but the whole top half looks great.




Michael Kors Spring 2014 Show
Kate Mara, Katie Holmes

Loving all these colors together. They both look great.





Naeem Khan Spring 2014 Show

Padma Lakshmi

Gorgeous dress, but we’re not sold on the shoes.

Perrey Reeves


Nanette Lepore Spring 2014 Show
Kelly Rutherford

We hate to say this, but a dress like that pretty much requires a made-up face and better hair than that.

Margarita Levieva

 Pretty. Who knew Revenge’s tacky little Fauxmanda could be so ladylike?



Rachel Zoe Spring 2014 Show
Holland Roden

Love the skirt. HATE the top. And we’re seriously over the naked shoes. All that desperate toe-gripping is not as attractive as some  gals seems to think.

Nicole Trunfio, Katie Cassidy

 There is so much Fashion Bitch being served in this picture that it’s bringing tears to our eyes.



Reed Krakoff Spring 2014 Show
Allison Williams

Julianne Moore

Nina Garcia

 Same caption for all three: Love it. Chic and simple and perfectly done.



The Blonds Spring 2014 Show

Well, you can tell all the gays are enthralled. That’s some serious glamour AND some serious sideboob.

Johnny Weir

Gurl, please.

Tyra Banks

Gurl, no.



Vera Wang Spring 2014 Show
Chrissy Teigen, John Legend


Again: shocked at how chic she looks. He always looks good.




[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • Patrick Scott

    A Sunday posting! Hooray! Thank you!

    • anthonybrown0917

      My Uncle Harrison just got Mercedes SLS AMG just by parttime work from a computer. read this ►►►►►► PORT60.COM

  • I can hear the song with its slightly country vibe going on over the title credits,” Winona, that’s way too much sah tin, fer, sittin'” hee hee hee.

    • Eric Stott

      You and Tlo have made my morning

      • You’re most welcome, though the VAST bulk of any appreciation certainly must go to Tom and Lorenzo. I shudder to think how much work doing the Fashion Week coverage must be. I know I would never want to attempt it.
        They both have my true admiration for their willingness.

  • elemspbee

    Thank you T’Lo. You deserve a wonderful time under palm trees.
    Christina Ricci: Cute. She’s so tiny. But something is always just off. Once in a while it’s interesting; most of the time it just looks off.
    Katie Holmes: oh Katie Holmes. So sister-wives that two.
    Katie Cassidy: Looks like she’s in transition from human to vampire. She looks hungry. Hope blood transfusion stations were nearby.

  • Eric Stott

    LOVING the guys looking at Eve

  • A Sunday post, what a charming treat. It’s all about the coffee and cat loving this morning, hope it’s the same for you.

    The 90s teen girl in me is dying to sit with Winona, Christina, and Parker.

    • LuisaNL

      i know, me too!

    • ellisd123

      My 90s self squeed with delight! Oh, who am I kidding – my now self squeed, too.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    I’m clearly in fall movie mode…just seeing Christina Ricci’s face makes me suddenly want to watch Casper and Sleepy Hollow and the Addams Family movies.

    • Derek_anny

      Don’t forget that Warewolf movie with Joshua Jackson (and Milo and… that adorkable kid who was in the movie about facebook or myspace or something. I don’t remember enough to google.)

  • Zaftiguana

    John Legend is dreamy.

    Parker Posey may be my favorite celebrity of all time.

    I remain mystified by Christina Hendricks’ inability, despite access to a cadre of fashion professionals, to learn the incredibly basic rules of dressing your gigantic tetas that so many non-professionally busty women of the world figured out all on their own. Maybe if she were even in her early 20’s I’d understand why she thought it was a good idea to pick a dress with a giant frown going across it that’s clearly going to make her boobs look like they’re sagging AND spreading, but in her 30’s? Come on, miss girl.

    • MilaXX

      with the added bonus of also making Ms. Hendrick’s look pregnant

      • demidaemon

        Exactly my thoughts.

  • par3182

    Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci – Mermaids reunion! (Parker Posey is probably pretending to be Cher)

    • lobsterlen

      Bingo! You got inside Parker’s head. There should be an internet prize for that accomplishment. Not sure what but there really should be.

    • Zaftiguana

      Oh my god, i think you cracked the code.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Got to give it to Allison Williams, she looks great in photographs b/c she shows up with confidence

  • Heather H

    Who knew that Laurel Lance from “Arrow” had a fashion bitch alter-ego. Wish she would bring some of that to her character on the show.

  • Democracy Diva

    I think Johnny Weir has a different Birkin bag in every color. #divastatus

  • Also. Tyra? Jesus, take the wheel.

    • PastryGoddess

      ‘Cause if he don’t. That bus is gonna crash

  • bellafigura1

    Fun!! The Winona/Christina/Parker photograph is to die for, they are like the weird indie stepsisters, they have to be drunk, I totally suspect Parker of holding a flask, I wish I was wherever they went out to eat.

    Katie Holmes, ugh, no, that top is just terrible for her, pulls color from her face, she looks sallow.

    I might never recover from the phrase, “desperate toe-gripping,” so thank you.

    Allison, Julianne and Nina look fantastic.

  • Emily

    Tyra looks really really really uncomfortable.

  • MoHub

    Johnny Weir will be in my nightmares.

  • MoHub

    Also—why the lack of makeup on Padma Lakshmi?

    • disqussant

      She looked surprisingly wan, but maybe it was just bad lighting?

    • kimmeister

      She was particularly in need of lip color!

      • MoHub

        Absolutely. The lack of lipcolor is what struck me the most.

  • Jacquelyn

    Oooooh. A Sunday post!
    Christina Hendricks is just making me sad.

    Tyra Banks looks uncomfortable and like she’s really regretting that top.

    • demidaemon

      She should. It’s kind of sad because, over the course of this season of ANTM’s episodes, her looks and wigs (thank god on the wigs) have been improving. Some of her earlier wigs made Lady Gaga’s current go-tos look high end.

  • quiltrx

    COVET Ashley’s beautiful jacket!
    And I want to sit with Winona, Christina, and Parker. I bet that was the most fun place in the whole room.

    • ringthing

      Agree about the jacket, but what did Ashley do to her hair? Yuck.

    • Shawn EH

      Those three look like they’re having too much fun to even bother with fashion bitchface. On a level of their own.

  • Karen Clark

    Yep, Parker does look batshit crazy!

  • Akmall Razlan

    Jon Jon Weir wears the similar outfit with Gwen Stefani. ugh, agreed on that, Girl! please!

  • Akmall Razlan

    Well, I do not have any big bad opinion on ‘girl’ wants to be great woman, but if you want to make it, please, wear something that really good even the real girls say ‘wow, that;s amazing’, not, “who scratched you clothes? did you jump into the tigers cage”? please. jon jon…

  • MilaXX

    I’m sure the color and material attracted Christina to that dress, bust she should have known a high elastic waist would do her girls no favors. If she couldn’t have it altered to a banded waist closer to her natural waistline, she should have passed.
    Katie Cassidy literally had the same face all week. Did she only bring one tube of lipstick with her? Johnny Weir is such a tacky little fame whore. I would have given him a pass if the shirt didn’t have a mullet. It’d still be ugly, but the outfit would almost make sense. I have no idea why Tyra would that top. I saw a picture of her sitting in it, and it looks as awful as you’d imagine.

  • ccinnc

    I swear, Brooke Shields looks 1000x better in her TV commercials (for what? I can’t remember) than she ever does in dress-up clothes.

    • sagecreek

      Pretty sure it’s for Crest toothpaste. So that says a lot.

    • conniemd

      It’s Lazy Boy furniture, the ones that make the recliners.

  • PastryGoddess

    I said it once and i’ll say it again. Why can’t Julianne Moore wear THOSE shoes on the RC? WHY?!?

    Also how did Christina Hendricks manage to find the most unflattering silhouette in the best color at Jenny Packham? Is it a gift or a curse? Nice hair tho

    • Toby Wollin

      Actually, I think this is the same silhouette of dresses that Kate Cambridge has been wearing since the birth of he-who-shall-not-be-named. And for her, it works; for Christina? My dear, two words: Tadashi Shoji. Stat. (ok, that’s three words, but still..)

      • PastryGoddess

        I think Jenny Packham would work for her. Several of the silhouettes from the show last week would look great on Christina, but she always goes for the ones that don’t work for her. She needs sleek modern lines that showcase the body within. Not dresses with frills and fripperies and shit tacked onto them *cough* posen *cough*

        • conniemd

          The woman not only likes fripperies on her clothes, she seems to like a lot of fabric. Reminds me of Adele in dressing to hide her body shape. Personally, I’d tell the both of them to look at how Oprah is dressing on her pole dance for the butler.

  • mhleta

    Whatever party Parker, Christina and Winona are at I am crashing. Those three would be such a fun hang. Tyra Banks, wtf? She looks like she doesn’t know any better and I’m quite certain she does.

    • Shawn EH

      Parker, Chris and Win are about to pull out their cellphones and pretend to blab away any second now.

  • mhleta

    Folks, would you like to join me in a resounding round of applause, finger snaps, “likes”, and stiletto clicks for the slammin’ job Tom and Lorenzo have done in serving up every tasty morsel of fashion week to us poor, starving Bitter Kittens? This is as close as most of us will ever get to actually attending FW and it’s quite a thrill to observe it from the comfort of our own little computer chairs. Thank you for another year of fantastic coverage, TLO!!

    • sagecreek

      They did yeoman work, n’est ce pas? Huzzahs!

    • And I actually think it’s more fun this way than it would actually be at FW. The boys work HARD for us!

    • Trickytrisha

      I’ve been super impressed by their stamina and insight, and mightily amused by their superior ability to be critics without being crass. (Would that we all had that talent.) So, yes… thank you Dear Uncles. We lub you.

    • decormaven

      Thank you, kind sirs, for keep us abreast of the fashion events. How you could keep the details straight without a cadre of helper bees is beyond me. A virtual toast to you!

  • Mazenderan

    Love the colour of Winona’s dress – but it is a lot of satin.

    Julianne Moore looked great, as did Katie Holmes.

    Oh, Christina………..why?

    • Isabel

      Answer – Christina doesn’t have good gays,that’s why!

  • sagecreek

    So great to see Katie Holmes looking happy, post-captivity!

    And Julianne Moore looked great, too. This is a happy-making day for me.

  • Introspective

    julianne won this round for me. outfit is mostly off the beaten path but still chic and well edited. lots of people have some off details here. seriously off.

    But man do i ever want to hit a bar with parker posey. homegirl is mayor for life of crazyyown, and she loves it. (and I do too…)

  • marlie

    Katie Holmes and Julianne Moore are a couple of my favorites. Though most of the other ladies definitely brought their A-game. And I’m *mesmerized* by Carmen Dell’Orefice’s face.

    • Eric Stott

      she is getting a bit of that Medusa look

  • Lilak

    Sorry, but I’m not nearly as enamored of Holmes’s look . . . The long gathered skirt with (albeit expensive) tee just accentuates her galumphy gracelessness — esp. when she’s standing.
    Though here the effect is mitigated a little by the nearby colors on her two seatmates (Mara looks terrific) and, well, the fact that she’s not standing.

  • Is Brooke Shields pregnant?

    • MCM

      Isn’t she nearly 50? Not pregnant, just middle aged.

      • Just her hand position is the “Yes I am pregnant” one.

  • LadyCelia

    Tyra looks like she’s desperately trying to prevent her top from falling off.

    Weir just looks like he’s trying. Too hard.

  • e jerry powell

    Is John Legend really that short, though? I always thought he was taller.

  • LaSylphide

    Agree Hendricks dress shape is unflattering, but oh Lordy, that color is drop-dead gorgeous on her.

  • HVM

    Brooke’s shoes and dress read 70 year old mother of the bride and Tyra still looks like the scary tit witch.

  • Belvane

    I’ve come to the conclusion that Christina Hendricks is just not photogenic in still photos. Yes, there are some GREAT stills of her out there, but they are all editorial, which means many helping hands and 200 pictures taken for every good one. Some great beauties are just not that photogenic, just as others who are kind of boring in person blossom when photographed. Maybe Christina’s beauty depends on movement — her own grace, movement of light on skin, who knows? It can’t all be bad clothing choices.

    • Trickytrisha

      Obviously the “girls” are hard to dress around, pretty much an obstacle as well as an asset. You’re right though, her pictures are often underwhelming, but I suspect it’s more lighting and angle. Her coloring is astounding but seems to be hard to capture well in less than perfect conditions. She clearly needs the right stylist to shake her out of her rut (and take away all those bows she so often wears.) None of that takes away from her being one of the great beauties of our time, IMO – she just needs help finding the right way to present all that bountifulness.

  • boweryboy

    TLo posts on a Sunday? Yes, please!

    And whoever thought of seating Winona, Christina, and Parker together is a genius.

    • Shawn EH

      Maybe it was themselves! Bitches be stealing seats! Who’s gonna say no?

  • sekushinonyanko

    Christina Hendricks found the perfect dress to look like the saggiest most pregnant woman in the world. Kudos for managing to make her figure look that damn awful!

  • bethlael

    I have the dress Alllison Williams is wearing! So I can just pretend TLo said MY outfit was “chic, simple, and perfectly done,” right?

    • kimmeister

      It is an awesome dress!

  • embers618

    As soon as I read the country song comment, I got “Winona, that is way too much satin for sitting” in my head, to the tune of “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” I don’t even like that song, but the rhythm is dead on. I still love TLo, but this is going to be a rough evening.

  • Bwahaha @ “Gurl, please” & “Gurl, no”. Thank you for your Sunday post, TLO ! & Thank you John Legend, Katie Cassidy, etc, etc, for serving it up anti-Tyra style.

  • Loola234

    Do those pants give Nina Garcia polterwang?

  • Amílcar Castaneda

    I LOVE Devendra’s look, and his look next to Deborah Ann Woll.

    • Shawn EH

      Those colors are amazing on Woll.

  • Shawn EH

    Winona, Christina and Parker are in costume for their upcoming roles in American Horror Story: Coven, right? What? They’re not in it?

  • kimmeister

    Nicole Trunfio’s top (or are they two tops?) is really weird. Love her shades though.

    I’m not sold on Julianne Moore’s skirt, the shape is not particularly flattering.

  • Getoverit

    Am I the only one who sees Nicole Kidman slowly morphing into Jocelyn Wildenstein as she tries not to age? It just keeps getting worse.

  • I love that Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci, and Parker Posey shot. It’s like the photographer gathered all the present former indie film it girl brunettes.

  • Kristobel

    I cannot stop looking at Carmen Dell’Orefice. Her face is a work of art. Just exquisite.