Trend Alert: Celebrities Wearing Runway Looks Before They Hit the Runway

If you are one of those encyclopedic fashion types who can look at a designer dress and identify the runway show from whence it came, you may have found yourself a little confused lately. That sheer midriff-bearing Pucci dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Emmys on September 18? It turned up on Pucci's spring 2012 runway on September 24. Obviously Gwyneth is a special lady who gets special favors--but she's not the only celeb wearing fashion from the future.
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If you are one of those encyclopedic fashion types who can look at a designer dress and identify the runway show from whence it came, you may have found yourself a little confused lately. That sheer midriff-bearing Pucci dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Emmys on September 18? It turned up on Pucci's spring 2012 runway on September 24. Obviously Gwyneth is a special lady who gets special favors--but she's not the only celeb wearing fashion from the future.
From L-R: Gwyneth at the Emmys on September 18; the Pucci runway on September 24

From L-R: Gwyneth at the Emmys on September 18; the Pucci runway on September 24

If you are one of those encyclopedic fashion types who can look at a designer dress and identify the runway show from whence it came, you may have found yourself a little confused lately.

That sheer midriff-bearing Pucci dress that Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Emmys on September 18? It turned up on Pucci's spring 2012 runway on September 24. Obviously Gwyneth is a special lady who gets special favors--but she's not the only celeb wearing fashion from the future.

Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

On September 22 Sarah Jessica Parker wore a lovely one-shouldered lace dress from Stella McCartney's spring 2012 collection to the New York City Ballet fall gala, according to The Cut. We won't see that number on the runway until October 3 in Paris. Granted Stella McCartney created the costumes for the NYCB ballet her dad scored so the connection is a bit more obvious.

But still--what do you think of this emerging trend of designers previewing their upcoming collections on the red carpet? A good way to build buzz? Or would you rather see it first on the runway?