Conventional wisdom suggests that front row at the Rag & Bone show isn’t the best place to catch some R&R. Alas, many of the A-list guests at Friday’s show such as Gisele Bundchen (who has yet to join her beau Tom Brady in Arizona), Julianne Moore and Ellen Pompeo seemed unprepared for the frenzied atmosphere. “I thought it was going to be a lot different,”remarked a surprisingly shell-shocked Moore as she surveyed a calvalcade of photographers and reporters. “I thought it was going to be a lot quieter.”

For her part, Pompeo (who arrived with hubby Chris Ivery), managed to avoid most of the media mayhem thanks to a strategically placed handler.

“Ellen would like to take a break,” her make-shift body guard announced to a crowd of eager shutterbugs and journalists. Still, other celebs seemed willing to put up with the excitement for the rest of the week. “Ugly Betty”‘s Becki Newton reported that she was most excited for Wednesday’s dinner hosted by Gucci and Madonna. “We want to see Madonna because she owes us lots of money,” joked Newton’s husband actor Chris Diamantopoulos.

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