Day 1 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, and celebrities are already braving the cold — though maybe some of the really good ones are waiting for it to warm up a bit.

BCBGMaxAzria was among the first to show, and Jennifer Love Hewitt, Taraji P. Henson, Kelly Rowland and Katrina Bowden were all counted in the front row.

Fashion-Week-Taraji-P-Henson.jpgThe recently nude-for-PETA Taraji P. Henson, now dressed for the weather, apparently isn’t aware of the concept of fashionably late. So many empty chairs!

Fashion-Week-Kelly-Rowland.jpgKelly Rowland’s commitment to those sunglasses is commendable — that mysterious gauzy thing under her dress, a little less so. Regardless, we hope she wore a coat.

Fashion-Week-Katrina-Bowden.jpgKatrina Bowden rarely gets so much as a walk-on during the average “30 Rock” episode, which is a shame, because she sure is pretty.

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell