New York Fashion Week Has Officially Started!

While we were all sleeping soundly in our beds, the celebs were out in force over in the Big Apple, kicking off NYFW in serious style at an array of glitzy events. First up was the Couture Council’s annual benefit luncheon, which saw the likes of Renee Zellweger and Anna Wintour rub shoulders with this year’s recipient of the Artistry of Fashion award, Carolina Herrera.

The designer looked typically chic in a dress of her own design (natch), while Renee’s tomato-red frock (also designed by Carolina) and Louboutins made for a triumphant red-carpet comeback. You can read more about Carolina’s award (and learn how to get the look for less) in this week’s LOOK, if you haven’t already.

Across town, Alexa and co stepped out to support Christian Siriano’s debut perfume launch. The designer has been an A-list fave since he won series 4 of Project Runway, and has
dressed everyone from Rihanna and Victoria Beckham to Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum and Emily Blunt. Coco Rocha stars as the face of the fragrance, named Silhouette, and she joined Alexa in a monochrome, long-sleeved shift.

It’s safe to say we’re poised and ready for the first of the shows later today. We’re particularly excited to see what BCBGMAXAZRIA and Desigual have in store for us. Then, of course, we’ll be gearing ourselves up for the likes of Rebecca Minkoff, Monique Lhuillier, Lacoste, Mara Hoffman, Carolina Herrera, Tommy Hilfiger, Reem Acra, J Crew, Tory Burch, MM6 Martin Margiela, Jenny Packham, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Phew, how’s that for a list?

And if you’re still not feeling as giddy as we are, check out Alexa in her feathered shift and those Gucci boots – surely a sighting of Miss Chung in ostrich is enough to convince you that fashion month has begun…

By Hannah Banks-Walker