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Shining Stars

It's a cutthroat world on the red carpet, but occasionally smaller houses claim a sliver of the celebrity dressing spotlight from the usual big names.

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It's a cutthroat world on the red carpet, but occasionally smaller houses claim a sliver of the celebrity dressing spotlight from the usual big names. Behnaz Sarafpour, whose show is today, is among them, having over the last year dressed such starlets of the moment as Rachel McAdams, Jessica Simpson, Anne Hathaway, Claire Danes and Katie Holmes for both movie premieres and award shows. Selma Blair has been a longtime follower, while Mandy Moore and Jaime King also have picked up a few frocks from her.

"I'm a modest girl, so I love feminine pieces that aren't too flashy and I think Behnaz is wonderful at creating something incredibly modern and sexy, while leaving enough to the imagination," says Moore. "I tend to gravitate towards her designs because of her simple, classic cuts. I know that I won't be caught in an 'outfit' and that I can wear all of her pieces for seasons to come."

Sarafpour, for her part, is equally excited at the exposure. "As a young company, it seems fitting that we work with these young women, who exemplify the same youthful elegance that I strive for in my collections," she says. So which of her new Hollywood fans might grace her front row today?
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