Quite the turnout for Jill Stuart’s Spring 2009 show this morning: Beth Ostrosky next to Kelly Killoren Bensimon, actress Lindsay Price next to Michelle Trachtenberg next to Zoe Saldana next to The MisShapes’ Leigh Lezark, and Bette Midler next to photographer and Top Model judge Nigel Barker.
"I’m training for the marathon so I’m busy running every day and I’m sneaking away for only my favorite shows," said Ms. Ostrosky, who will be getting hitched to Howard Stern next month. (Designer Georgina Chapman, that’s Harvey Weinstein’s wife, is in the process of designing the wedding gown.)
"I told her that Howard loves it when I dress sexy, I love girly, and then she’s got her own style so I said just incorporate all of those three things!" Ms. Ostrosky told Daily Transom.
Ms. Saldana said that she’s been trying not to "over-saturate" herself during fashion week.
"But at the same time I want to go to all the good designers and stack up for awards season," she said. And Ms. Midler, who was sandwiched between her daughter and Mr. Barker, said that she’s just taking a break from Vegas to attend a few shows, this one being her first.
"And I’m planting trees, always always plating trees," she added.
As for Ms. Trachtenberg, who has been spotted at many a fashion week front row over the weekend, she’s already had an eventful few days.
"It’s sort of been non-stop since I got here," she said. "I’m trying to drink a lot of water and use a lot of moisturizer–anyone looks a little dry-skinned after a flight, being on the go, and tons of make-up, etc, etc."
On Saturday, as the heavy rains scared away the fashion week crowds, Ms. Trachtenberg attended a 1920’s black tie party in honor of fellow Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively’s 21st birthday, which made us think that these actresses have ceased being able to tell reality from their fictional rich-kid unreality.
"We were a little worried because of the thunderstorm but it stopped raining perfectly on time," said Ms. Trachtenberg. "Blake must have done something good and got good karma."