Due to the writer's strike we could see more actresses front row at Fashion Week (which starts next week).
These currently out of work actresses will be able to kill two birds with one stone (money/press exposure), and hopefully manage to bag a designer's ad campaign once the designer sees how fab they look in his/her clothes, or how much press they generate for them the next day. Think Victoria Beckham for Marc Jacobs.
Gone are the days when actresses would appear front row for clothes, now they require thousands of dollars to attend shows.
Last Fashion Week season there was a slight celebrity drought in the front row. This time around it has been reported that we could see deluge of actress, not only in New York but also London, Milan and Paris. We are not talking A Listers like Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett, more the likes of Hayden Panettiere, Teri Hatcher, Jessica Simpson, Sophia Bush, Rosario Dawson or even Vanessa Hudgens.
The hottest tickets in town come Fashion Week will be Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and Narciso Rodriguez.
Who will be in the front row? Dead certs are Marc Jacobs pal, Victoria Beckham. Grey's Anatomy stars, Sara Ramirez and Chandra Wilson, will be in the front row at Angel Sanchez, who didn't have any celebrities at his show last year. And Ellen Pompeo will be at Y-3.
Other celebrities who have contracts or are strongly affiliated with designers are Jessica Simpson at Michael Kors, Claire Danes at Narciso Rodriguez and Teri Hatcher at Badgley Mischka.
Other expected attendees:
Ashley Olsen, Mary Kate Olsen, Blake Lively, Brooke Shields, Chloe Sevigny. Drew Barrymore, Evan Rachel Wood, Gwyneth Paltrow (!?), Kirsten Dunst, Lucy Liu, Milla Jovovich, Natasha Bedingfield, Peaches Geldof, Rihanna, Sienna Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker.