For celebrities looking to cut loose before the official after-party, Charlotte Ronson is their fashion show; this is, after all, where Samantha Ronson takes a break from her DJing duties to blast an air horn as the models take their final walk. This year, however, things were a bit crazier than usual in the front row. No one, it seemed, came alone—Sky Ferreira was joined by her boyfriend, the Virgins bassist Nick Zarin-Ackerman, Byrdie Bell sat next to her beau Nicholas McCarrell, and Angela Simmons came with not one guest, but two: her uncle Russell Simmons and her Pomeranian.
It’s been a busy Fashion Week for Simmons—she’s already logged appearances at BCBG Max Azria, Tadashi Shoji, Costello Tagliapietra, and Cynthia Rowley—but it seems there’s a secret to her endurance: “You need to make sure you eat—if you don’t, you’re going to be exhausted. I’m a little tired, but [on Thursday] I got a 20-minute quick power nap that got me going.” The hardest part for her? Getting dressed. “There’s so much pressure [to look good]—I changed twice yesterday. I started the day in a completely different outfit,” she said.
Nikki Reed’s no stranger to the quick change either, having traded the sequined jacket she wore to Rebecca Minkoff a few hours earlier for a Charlotte Ronson suede blazer and dress. Turns out it’s much harder to decide what to wear for a fashion show than for the red carpet. “First of all, the red carpet is about who you are and your style, but there is also something about glaming it up and going with what’s in style, whereas at a fashion show it’s about showing your personality a bit more, so there’s a little more pressure to get it all right,” she explained.
Not everyone was so worried about getting ready for the show. Nicky Hilton insisted that she didn’t spend much time thinking about what to wear—“I get dressed very fast,” she noted. Same goes for Ferreira, whose rolled-out-of-bed rock’n’roll look isn’t an act: “I go to the fitting or whatever, they send me clothes…and then I just put on some lipstick and I go!”