NY Fashion Week: Reem Acra Fall 2013: STAR POWER

Stars out in force in the audience and on the runway at the Reem Acra Fall 2013 show last night.

"Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl was mobbed before Lebanese designer Acra's stellar show last night at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.

The collection also had several stars.. including several red carpet-ready gowns.

The stated influence was Japan.. though a sexed-up, skin-tight Japan. There was lots of black and white with pops of red. Acra has said she was heavily influenced by Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. You could see that influence in the dominance of black and white. He may also have influenced the grainy fabrics used in some dresses.

Especially noteworthy? The gorgeous mermaid style white dress with black embroidery in a Japan meme, and the two poof dresses in tulle with embroidered sheer tops in ivory and black.

Heigl - ravashing in a skin tight lace cocktail dress - enthused about Fashion Week to an agog circle of press. She says it was her first trip to the tents in 15 years.

Other runway noteworthies included Patricia Field, Robert Verdi and Miss J Alexander.

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- Clint Henderson @ClintPHenderson

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.