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Whitney Port discusses her Whitney Eve show

Ava Cutrone, 9, works on the seating chart

Ava Cutrone, 9, works on the seating chart for the Whitney Eve Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week show. Credit: Kelly Cutrone

Designer and TV personality Whitney Port will have her first solo show at Lincoln Center for her line, Whitney Eve, on Wednesday.

"Everything is a little bit crazy right now, but it's coming into place," she said before fellow designer Mara Hoffman's show on Saturday. "It's surreal. It's been a really long process, and hopefully all my hard work will pay off."

Port described the line as "Space Age feminine," noting that her prints were inspired by shapes seen through her grandparents' kaleidoscope.

Fashion publicist and founder of public relations firm People's Revolution, Kelly Cutrone is producing the show, though she noted she is not and has never been Port's publicist. Cutrone is widely known for her time spent on MTV's "The Hills" and "The City," where she worked with Port and designer Lauren Conrad.

"There's a lot of beautiful beading, some dropped-waist chiffons with a lot of gold and silver beading," she said of the Whitney Eve collection. "Whitney has grown a lot."

From model casting and hair and makeup preparation to seating charts, Cutrone has been hard at work on Whitney Eve and other Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows.

Luckily, her daughter Ava Cutrone, 9, has been eager to help out.

"Ava is helping with the seating charts," Cutrone said. "She's actually got a knack for it. She told me three things. She said, 'Mommy, I love to work hard. I want to be a publicist, and I wish Fashion Week were every other week.'"

If Cutrone gets too busy with her newest project, succeeding Andre Leon Talley as a judge in the upcoming season of "America's Next Top Model," at least we know People's Revolution will be in good hands.


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