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Ever wonder what looks fashion week’s front-row fixtures are swooning over from their prime seats? WWD polled some of the chicest ladies at the New York shows — from Kate Bosworth to Marisa Berenson — to find out their favorite styles. The ladies say pretty still prevails for spring 2005; the colors teal and yellow are hot and so are pouf skirts, dresses and Forties-inspired designs. As for the short shorts and man clutches, there are no takers yet. But then again, isn’t fashion all about the right occasion? Perhaps Mandy Moore said it best after spying her must-have, a teal Calvin Klein sheath: “I need to make up an event to wear this to.” — Alison Burwell and Marshall Heyman

This story first appeared in the September 20, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Lil’ Kim, Marc Jacobs
“Loved the Eighties vibe.”

Mandy Moore, Calvin Klein
“I’m a modest girl but when I wear Calvin Klein, I feel like a woman.”

Marisa Berenson, Bill Blass
“I just love the robin’s-egg blue color.”

Kate Bosworth, Marc Jacobs
“I loved how young the polkadots looked.”

Fergie, H Hilfiger
“I loved the polkadots and the high waist.”

Vanessa Getty, Michael Kors
“The man clutch is right for someone, just not my husband.”

Mary-Louise Parker, Luca Luca
“I usually can’t even wear yellow.”

Jennifer Creel, Proenza Schouler
“To die for.”