New York Fashion Week Fall 2011 got off to a stylish start yesterday, and the stars were already out in force.
Ever the fashion fan, Alexa Chung was one of the first celebs to hit the shows, spotted hanging out backstage at Christian Siriano in a full-body printed jumpsuit worn with the loudest of red platforms and her neat new bob. She was joined by actress Mena Suvari, while over at BCBG Kelly Rowland was among the famous front-rowers.
The most star-studded soiree so far though, was the pre-fashion week amfAR Gala, which saw Rose Byrne, Helena Christensen and Karen Elson head up the guest list.
The ladies had clearly put in some time planning their fashion week wardrobe debuts, with both Karen and Rose opting for full-on glamour in softly hued floor-skimming frocks. Helena meanwhile, worked the menswear trend in tailored separates with a simple silk blouse.
The shows are just getting started and the celebs will continue to flock, so keep checking back at InStyle.co.uk for all the latest from the front row.
By Hayley Spencer