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Eve, 'Real Housewives of New York City' gather for Catherine Malandrino at New York Fashion Week
"Real Housewives of New York City" Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan mingled with fellow Bravo star Josh Flagg of "Million Dollar Listing" at Catherine Malandrino's Saint Tropez-themed presentation at Pier 92 Tuesday.
The light fabrics, airy silhouettes, sexy cutouts and fun colors and prints (including sailboats and airplanes) set the tone on draped dresses, harem pants and full, feminine skirts.
De Lesseps, who said she has been wearing Malandrino for years, had her eye on the jumpsuits.
"I'm a big fan of jumpsuits," she said, "and the colors, the blues, the pinks -- they're so beautiful."
De Lesseps, who wore a sleeveless black dress on the humid September day, said she's stuck in summer mode ("It's still 90 degrees outside!") but she's looking forward to wearing pencil pants, leather jackets and, of course, Malandrino pieces this fall. "I have a ton of stuff tucked away," she said.
But the most surprising item in this city girl's closet? "A cowboy hat!" she told Newsday.
Kelly Rutherford was the only "Gossip Girl" member present, but she was thrilled to get the chance to reunite with castmate Taylor Momsen Monday night at Alice + Olivia. "Oh it was so great!" she told Newsday. "I miss all my babies; I miss all the kids on 'Gossip Girl.'"
Rutherford, who is now working on her CBS drama "Reckless," also loved the collection.
"Her clothes are just so feminine and fresh," she said of Malandrino. "I love all the laser-cut pieces she's done and the bright, bold colors."
Rapper Eve arrived, just as the presentation was ending, in a bold color (emerald green) for a quick photo op. She paired her dress with stacked black-and-gold, peep-toe booties.