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The stars were out last night

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New York Fashion Week kicked off last night with a star-studded bang.

Celebs were in full force attending shows and parties in the name of good fashion.

It started pretty early -- 5 p.m. to be exact -- at the Joseph Abboud menswear show at the New York Public Library.

There,  Kellan Lutz ("Twilight" series), Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Hunter Parrish ("Weeds"), Daniel Gillies "Vampire Diaries") and Alexander Ludwig ("Hunger Games") provided the star power for the iconic menswear designer. (I'll have more about his collection later.)

I was seated two rows back from the heart-throbs, who were ushered to their front row seats from backstage -- presumably to meet with Bernardo Rojo, creative director for the brand.

Later, at the DL1961 show, I was seated a couple rows away from actress Kristin Chenoweth (I'm still depressed they cancelled her hilarious show "GCB.") Anywho, despite the heat in Hudson River Park's Pier 57 warehouse, Chenoweth appeared to really enjoy the show -- chatting with nearby guests, and smiling from ear to ear.

Also in attendance were model Jessica White, "Saturday Night Live's" Nasim Pedrad and chef Sam Talbot. 

Elsewhere, Julianne Moore, Elizabeth Olsen and supermodel Alek Wek came out to support Yoko Ono's collaboration with Swarowski at its Swarowski Crystallized Concept store.

Ono designed a collection of crystal key cuts for the renowned bling maker. Ono says she was inspired by peace, hope and dreams.    

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