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From Usatoday.com

Fashion marches forward in NYC (michelle trachtenberg mention)

By Alison Maxwell

Wednesday 14 September 2005, by Webmaster

The only things missing from Marc Jacobs’ fashion show Monday at the New York State Armory were a cheerleading squad and a concession stand. Marching band? Check. Majorette? Check. Confetti? Yes. VIPs? Definitely.

In a twist that had even the most seasoned fashion critics grinning, Jacobs kicked off his spring fashion collection presentation with the Penn State marching band performing Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit on the catwalk.

It seemed fitting for a collection that was largely a mix of school uniforms with an edge, ’60s and ’70s American cool and a handful of elegant, prom-like gowns.

Celebrities turned out in full force to get a first glimpse.

Among the A-list crowd: Kirsten Dunst, Jimmy Fallon, Sofia Coppola, Serena and Venus Williams, Carmen Electra, Selma Blair (without husband Ahmet Zappa), Jaime King, Emmy nominee Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order: SVU, Entourage’s Jeremy Piven, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, Diddy, Lindsay Lohan, Uma Thurman, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristin Davis, Lil’ Kim, Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria, who attended the Oscar de la Renta show earlier in the day.

Fallon was quick to sing the praises of Jacobs as he was pulled to his seat by a friend. "You can wear him to anything. From casual to evening," he said. Trachtenberg, 19, who starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the recent film Ice Princess, said she has been fan of Jacobs since she was 14.

"(Jacobs) has an amazing way of making you feel feminine," she said. "When I got too tall to wear heels, I wore Marc flats."

Hargitay, in a pink camisole (very similar to one worn by Longoria) and black cropped pants, turned her attention to Sunday’s Emmy Awards. On her chances of winning best actress in drama series: "I already feel like I’ve won. It’s an honor to be nominated. Really, unless you’re an actor, you don’t understand. To be nominated in the same category as Glenn Close?"

The red-carpet arrivals created almost as big a scene as the show itself. Photographers scrambled for a shot as bodyguards whisked Dunst, star of Elizabethtown (in theaters Oct. 14), behind the bleachers to her seat.

Uma Thurman, in a ruffled white blouse, black velvet cropped jacket and patent leather flats, walked in holding hands with hotelier boyfriend Andre Balazs.

The crowd let out a collective gasp when Lohan - arriving with just seconds to spare - slipped and nearly fell on the runway.