New York Fashion Week's Best Celebrity Street Style Moments Prove Life Is a Runway

Whether it's Blake Lively, Zendaya or Kylie Jenner—these stars know exactly how to put on a fashion show from the sidewalk. Keep scrolling for celebrity street style moments too good to miss.

By Samantha Schnurr Sep 12, 2021 2:00 PMTags
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With confidence and the right outfit, you don't need a catwalk to make a sartorial splash. For proof, just look at these stars. 

For years, street style at fashion weeks around the world have shown fans you don't need a catwalk to have a showstopping style moment. As the years pass—and the social media age forges ahead—there is just as much of a must-see show happening out on the concrete as there is on the runway inside. And, as evidenced by endless celebrity sightings, the stars are no exception. 

Decked out in designer threads, celebrities at fashion week are known to put their most fashionable foot forward at all times during the bi-annual event. Fortunately for aspiring fashion stars looking for some new additions to their inspo boards, photographers are there to capture every outfit, forever documented in the annals of fashion week history. 

With another fashion week currently underway in the Big Apple, the celebrity style moments have been aplenty, an exciting change after the industry's hallmark events faced unprecedented physical restrictions in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic

Blake Lively's Fashion Week Appearances

While safety protocols remain in place, there are filled front rows and guests back in the seats this time around, a symbol of progress after many designers went virtual over the last year. As for the fashion happening out on the sidewalk, it's as fierce as ever—but don't just take our word for it. E! has pulled together some of the best celebrity street style moments to ever happen at New York Fashion Week. Style mavens, all you have to do is keep scrolling. 

Gigi Hadid

Even when this supermodel mama isn't on a runway, she puts her most fashionable foot forward. 

Rita Ora

While she was on her way to an event, the singer and her dramatic long train did not go unnoticed outside. 

Kylie Jenner

All eyes were on the pregnant makeup mogul as she stepped out dressed in a sexy, sheer custom bodysuit by LaQuan Smith for the designer's September 2021 show. 

Christine Quinn

The Selling Sunset star made a sartorial splash leaving Christian Siriano's September 2021 show in a graphic print suit and matching hat.


The beloved fashionista even managed to make the sidewalk guardrails look chic outside Marc Jacobs' 2019 show. 

Olivia Culpo

The model's sidewalk sighting during New York Fashion Week in Feb. 2019 could have easily passed for a fashion spread in a magazine. 

Blake Lively

The actress was a master class in daytime glamour on her way to Michael Kors' show in Feb. 2016. 

Lady Gaga

In Sept. 2016, Mother Monster proved a ponytail, sky-high heels and a whole lot of confidence at Brandon Maxwell's show make for a fabulous New York Fashion Week look. 

Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade

Introducing the best dressed couple at fashion week. 

Ashley Graham

It was impossible not to notice the supermodel on the street in this standout ensemble for Rihanna's Fenty x Puma show in Sept. 2017. 

Kerry Washington

She may have been strutting the sidewalk outside of the Marc Jacobs fashion show in 2019, but the actress belonged on the catwalk in this beautiful blue look.

Katie Holmes

Judging by the actress' facial expression, the star arrived to Zac Posen's show in Feb. 2015 ready to serve a winning look. 

Tracee Ellis Ross

This shot of the black-ish star outside of the Marc Jacobs show in Feb. 2019 truly belongs in a fashion magazine. 

Gigi Hadid

The runway star doesn't leave style behind once she steps off the catwalk. For proof, here's exhibit A after Proenza Schouler's show in Feb. 2020.  

Zoë Kravitz

The Big Little Lies star could have easily passed for one of the models in this outfit at Alexander Wang's 2016 show. 

Bella Hadid

Even as she was leaving a fashion show in Feb. 2020, the model proved you don't need a catwalk to put your most confident foot forward.

Blake Lively & Emily Blunt

And the award for most stylish gal pals at fashion week goes to...

Shay Mitchell

If it weren't for that traffic cone, we would have thought the actress was actually strutting in the Michael Kors fashion show she was attending.  

(Originally published Sept. 13, 2020 at 9 a.m. PST.)