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Max Azria Front Row: Taking It Easy

At the Max Azria show Tuesday night, Rachel Bilson was just starting out her runway schedule.

Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson

Photo By Steve Eichner

At the Max Azria show Tuesday night, beside more frequent front-row sightings this week like Joy Bryant and Leigh Lezark sat two fall ’09 first-timers. Rachel Bilson was just starting out her runway schedule (she’ll also be hitting Brian Reyes and Zac Posen). And her latest sartorial stint for DKNY has given her added appreciation for the designers’ work. “I’m just so in awe of what they do,” she gushed. Meanwhile, Alicia Keys offered up some advice for managing fashion week mayhem. “I don’t go to a ton of shows, that’s how I survive,” she said. “I try not to overload so I can enjoy the experience.”