Justin Timberlake calls on celebrity friends for fashion week
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake may be one of Hollywood’s most reclusive couples, but all that changed at New York Fashion Week last night.
With Justin showing his William Rast collection for the first time in Bryant Park, Jess was out to support her man, taking a front row seat alongside Into the Wild actor Emile Hirsch.
And although the couple are rarely photographed together, they later sparked a flashbulb frenzy as they left the venue arm-in-arm, flashing smiles for the waiting cameras. All in the name of publicity perhaps, but it certainly got NY’s fashionistas talking.
But JT needn’t have worried about publicity, with a tent full of celebrity friends.
Gerard Butler, Solange Knowles, Hilton sisters Nicky and Paris and Justin’s former bandmate, J.C. Chasez all added to the star-studded front row.
In fact, the high celeb count had many speculating that the stars had abandoned Marc Jacobs in favour of Timerlake (Jacobs’ show took place directly afterward, and was uncharacteristically star-free.)
Timberlake started the William Rast label back in 2006,with friend Trace Ayala and designer Johan Lindeberg. The label has previously shown in NY, but this is the first season that it has moved to the official venue.
Speaking to GQ this month, he admitted that he knew he’d be met with scepticism when the fashion line launched. ‘I knew that response was inevitable,’ he explained, ‘but my buddy and I wanted to do it so bad, we were just like – screw it.’
As for his ultimate style icon? ‘Kate Moss’. He explained, ‘She looks good in anything. She would look good in one of your T-shirts, in her T-shirt, in a man’s suit, in a huge gown. She even makes nude look stylish. That, to me, is a style icon.’
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