Fashion Week NYC: Jonas Bros Party at Marc Jacobs, Paula Abdul Talks Runway Remixes
New York Fashion week continues to heat up with sexy spring collections and even sexier front row celebrities. See which stars -- from Paula Abdul to the Jonas Brothers -- made their rounds on Monday (Sept. 10), stopping by shows like Marc Jacobs, Alice + Olivia, and more.
Chris Benz mixed a bold color palette with an ultra-feminine edge at his spring 2013 presentation. Bright floral slip dresses and vintage-inspired blazers spoke to a free flowing and effortless spring to come.
Kelly Osbourne made her rounds at the show in a gorgeous Chris Benz original retro dress with bright orange detailing on the shoulders. Paula Abdul also stunned in a black and fuchsia dress by the designer as she casually strutted around the audience.
We caught up with the former "X Factor" and "Idol" judge to talk NYFW at the show. "Fashion week is great because it's a departure for me from what I do," Abdul told Billboard. "It is great to take a break from what I do and to see such masterful talent and inspiring fashion. There are so many great designers here!"
As DJ Mike Nouveau was spinning Tiny Tim in the background, Abdul commented on the music at the show. "I've always wanted to hear Tiny Tim in the background of a fashion show -- I feel like it goes together. It's a little bazaar though. My music taste is all over the map. My playlist is everything from Jay-Z to old-school R&B. It always puts me in a good mood to listen to Stevie Wonder."
If her music was played at NYFW, Abdul would want it to "definitely" be remixed versions. "Like with a Tiny Tim-ish beat," she added.
Alice + Olivia
Alice + Olivia designer Stacey Bendet created a celebratory, retro-tinged collection for spring 2013. The fun, frisky collection ranged from classic dresses with '50s silhouettes to elaborate creations featuring feathers and embroidery.
Natasha Bedingfield popped by to check out Alice + Olivia's party gal style, wearing a bright green sheer top with a black bra underneath, wide leg black pant, oversized patent leather belt and a subtle gold necklace. Natalia Kills also attended the presentation, wearing a fuchsia blazer and shirt with oversized black sunglasses.
From the opening riffs of the Fall's "Copped It," it was clear that Marc Jacobs' spring collection would have an air of punk to it. Gray, maroon and taupe hues saturated the spring collection, which was comprised of knee-length skirts, suits, and tops with ruffled collars. More conservative that other collections, Jacobs' spring 2013 line was almost as classic as the reoccurring vertical stripe motif. But don't be fooled by the conservative line -- there was something deeper and much more sexual happening at Jacobs' show. Low riding skirts and pants delicately revealed models' midriffs, redefining modern day sex appeal.
Looking onto this subtly erotic collection was Kelly Osbourne who stunned in a metallic maroon dress, which accented her signature purple hair. Her makeup was graphic and prominent, with a bold cat eye and a crimson pout. Ricky Martin was also in the front row, looking casual and dapper in an all black, ultra fitted blazer. Other notable guests included actress Kristen Wiig and stylist Rachel Zoe, who rocked a green and red floral Marc Jacobs dress.
The excitement continued at the show's afterparty, where Nick and Joe Jonas stopped by to show off their matching blue shirts and Jacobs-approved debonair looks.
Models walked down the runway in exotic jungle-inspired looks at Carlos Miele's spring 2013 show as Anthony and John Souza started spinning a medley of '90s tunes. Miele's notes described the show as a "hallucinatory jungle," and that description could not have been more accurate. Oversized, intense animal prints covered billowing chiffon and silk gowns, showcasing a palette of whites, blues, greens and bold oranges.
Paula Abdul watched from the front row as tiger, giraffe and leopard-printed models roamed freely on the catwalk. Abdul did her part to blend in with the enchanted forest, wearing a brown and black spotted dress and killer gold metal-tipped heals.