Ashley Dupre Shows Up at Yigal Azrouel

Instead of the usual A-list celebrities there was another face in the front row of Yigal Azrouel's show this morning: Ashley Dupre, of Eliot Spitzer fame.

CATWALKER: Eagle-eyed fashion folk hitting the Bryant Park tents on Friday for the first full day of shows had a surprise in store. Instead of the usual mix of A-list celebrities and TV stars there was another face in the front row of Yigal Azrouel's show this morning: Ashley Dupre, of Eliot Spitzer fame.

Of course, many in the crowd, including the Brit socialites Poppy Delevigne and Sophia Hesketh sitting just three seats down the row, showed no indication of recognizing her. Nor did the many paparazzi who prowl the outside of the tents and the catwalk.

"We snuck in" to the tents, said the soft spoken Dupre, explaining that no one had bothered her. She had her manager, Charles Suitt, in tow and said that PR honcho Kelly Cutrone had invited her. "I'm here to see Yigal, I'm really excited," she said of the show, though it was not her first-ever fashion show experience. She'll also be attending the IMG party, said Dupre, who was clad in leather pants, towering sandals and a red jacket with her hair demurely parted on one side.

As for future projects including her music career, she said "I'm not going to say what I'm doing--I want to give it a fair shot. But we'll be announcing something soon."

And unlike the celebs who show up for presentations with bodyguards and PR representatives in tow, Dupre was very—ahem—approachable. “She’s actually quite personable,” one journalist told an editor after meeting Dupre.

“Isn’t that part of the job description?” the editor pointed out.

“I wouldn’t know, I’ve never met one before,” said the scribe.

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