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Nothing stops fashion in New York. Not even a tornado. Despite whipping winds and toppled trees all over the city, Fashion Week weathered its last day, with tired—and drenched—fashionistas turning up at runway shows for Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta and Gwen Stefani.
Some of whom revealed some very interesting secrets to us...
Katie Holmes was the big draw at the Calvin Klein show yesterday, where she held court in a cream-colored silk strapless dress and told us both she—and Suri—were mulling over possible guest roles on Glee. We knew the family liked to dance, but now Suri's singing, too?
"We love Dianna (Agron) and we love Glee," Katie told E! News as she sat near Julianne Moore, Isabel Lucas and Kerry Washington in the front row. "And we're going to go hang in her trailer for now and we'll see."
Elsewhere, we also tracked down Rachel Zoe in a Park Avenue lobby after the Oscar de la Renta show, desperately trying to avoid the monsoon outside.
"Babe. Love. Sweet. Honey," she called to her husband, Rodger. "It's raining. It's pouring. Crap. What are we going to do about this? It's not working."
On the amazing Oscar show, Zoe dished out the compliments, saying she had "too many favorites to name."
"He's everything, he's Oscar. He's one of the most extraordinary designers," she told E! News. "It's amazing what he does every season. To end the week with this in New York is amazing."
As for her own show, The Rachel Zoe Project, the fashion maven tells us to tune in for the season finale next week. When we asked if she's planning on filming another season, the stylist wasn't sure.
"I don't know yet, we'll see," she hinted. "We'll play it by ear."
We also caught Sarah Jessica Parker at the show looking glamorous in black and white de la Renta and rubbing shoulders with Anna Wintour, who arrived shadeless, but put her giant dark glasses on for the duration of the show.
"The show was absolutely, completely beautiful," Parker gushed afterwards. "I would with great pleasure wear any of those dresses, particularly the evening ones—the pinks, the mint, the blacks."
Would Carrie go crazy trying to get her hands on all those gorgeous gowns?
"I think of every woman who could have the pleasure to ever get near it," she laughed.
Wintour seemed to be the only one who was able to slip out in the middle of the downpour. The Vogue editrix made sure her car was directly out front and had someone hold an umbrella over her tiny frame as she attempted to dodge the drops.
Gwen Stefani on the other hand, isn't afraid of a little rain. She weathered the tornado, tired fashionistas and her family showing up late to end Fashion Week with a bang at Lincoln Center. The singer had support from an eclectic crowd with Debbie Harry, Christian Siriano, members of No Doubt, hubby Gavin Rossdale and son Kingston all perched front row.
Post show, Gwen partied with Kanye West at The ARC NY and the artist Mr. Brainwash's Fashion Week finale party at Brainwash's Meatpacking District gallery. Outside, guests were greeted with huge murals he painted of Gwen and the model Alessandra Ambrosio and left with special portraits Mr. Brainwash painted of the models.
Rossdale, Susan Sarandon and Marc Jacobs, whose flight to Paris Fashion Week was canceled due to the storm, turned up to the party.
And what's fashion's last day without a little more drama from Wintour sidekick André Leon Talley?
We reported some of his antics yesterday, but last night took the cake.
Talley, who showed up to the event complaining that he "needed a break," quickly turned tail when he saw the three—yes, three—stairs he had to climb to get inside the party.
Then Talley's assistant explained that "André will be back in a moment, he needs to go sit and relax for a moment."
Well it has been quite a week...
Nearby, Dom Perignon hosted a private dinner and after party at the new restaurant Villa Pacri and its nightclub Tzigan, where artist Peter Tunney snapped hundreds of Polaroids for guests to leave with. Nothing like mixing champagne and a camera. Courtney Love,Stephanie Pratt, Lenox Lewis, Allison Sarofim, Stuart Parr, Vera Wang and Evan Rachel Wood all piled into a photo booth that took "Warholized" snapshots.
Love held court in a booth all night and didn't leave until after they turned the lights on at 3 a.m.
Ah, like a true rock star. Maybe she can teach Talley a thing or two about staying out past 10.