Why Whoopi Goldberg Is the Real Winner of New York Fashion Week

Here's proof!

By Alanah Joseph Feb 14, 2018 12:28 AMTags
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While models, celebrities and designers commonly advise shoppers to "just be yourself," Whoopi Goldberg is a standing example that it actually works. For that, she deserves a standing ovation. 

If you didn't notice, The View host was just about everywhere during New York Fashion Week. Christian Siriano, Chromat, Ulla Johnson, Jason Wu—the sixty-two-year-old entertainer was the MVP of the front row, sitting with the elite of the fashion world, as well as celebs that designers are dying to dress. 

"I thought Christian Siriano's 10th anniversary runway show was spectacular," she told Interview Magazine. "I got to sit by Laverne Cox and Cardi B. It was really nice because I don't get to see a lot of people very often. So it was very nice to be able to catch up."

Like her tell-it-like-it-is persona on the The View, which commonly creates opportunities for advocacy, the talk show host attended shows with body positivity messages—a clear passion of hers.

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"The fact that [Siriano] showed all the clothes in various sizes was heaven," she continued. "Every woman sitting in this room thought to herself, 'I could wear that.'"

While she can appreciate fashion, it was also clear that Whoopi doesn't buy into the hype of fashion week. She's not trying to be something she's not. She's not looking at her wardrobe like a deer in headlights in the morning, stressed about photo opps. She's not clamouring for selfies with celebs. She's not there to impress, and she probably doesn't care if you like her outfit.

With 30 years in the business, an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, a Tony Award and an Oscar, please believe, this star is impressive, and her casual wardrobe makes that clear.

Check out her front row looks below!


The View host appeared in denim jacket, blue jeans, grey beanie and zebra-print clogs. However, her casual style doesn't mean she doesn't appreciate the designers' athletic and swimwear, which Keke Palmer wore in the front row. 

"This is the best show I've seen, ever," she said backstage, according to The Cut. "I saw everyone represented and it doesn't get better than that."

Jason Wu

Vanity Fair correspondent Amy Fine Collins and Whoopi are having a twinning moment. Check out the black and white shoes!

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Alongside the asymmetrical garments and silky gowns of the runway, the actress remained authentic to her understated style.


The talk show host keeps the American flag scarf, but changes into a long-sleeve T-shirt with an Elvis Presley graphic, completing an all-American look. Her outfit works, especially sitting next to NFL player Kam Chancellor and his wife, who wore neutral tones.

Carlos Campos

Seeing the entertainer smile this big made everyone more excited to see what was coming down the runway.

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Are you amused? We certainly are after seeing the star's sneakers that features 3-D floral appliques.

Ulla Johnson

Who's the boss? Whoopi sits with fashion heavy hitters, Tom Leonardis and Gary Wassner at Ulla Johnson, right where she belongs.

Watch: Whoopi Goldberg Reflects on 10 Years at "The View"

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Stay tuned all week for more updates, celebrity looks and how-tos from NYFW!

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