Max Azria's Third & Final

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There's this wave of 'celebrities' that pop up for Fashion Week though they do nothing else year round. Joy Bryant writes for Starworks and cameos on Rachel Zoe's show; Rachel Bilson wears Margiela and dates Hayden Christensen; Alison Bree is actually on Mad Men but just whines the whole time; so imagine how exciting it is when someone like Alicia Keys, someone who actually does something, pops up in the front row. Last night at Max Azria she stole all the paparazzi attention and I kind of wished we were there to hear her sing instead of watch another version of the BCBG collection parade on by. There was velvet, again, and strangely cut drapey gowns over turtleneck bodysuits and long leather sleeves with lace collars. There was, I swear, the same beaded embroidery that Justin Timberlake used at William Rast and more Balmain shoulders. The collection was more rock n' roll than seasons past - in fact it was basically Herve Leger without the must-use-bandage restrictions. The white lace numbers and Tinsley's bangs were the highlight for me. As for Alicia, that opening jacket is begging to be on stage.