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In an effort to make reading Racked as much like being in the tents as humanly possible, we'll be liveblogging the shows all week, from the suspense of waiting in line (will the seats be any good?) to the drama of the runway (will anyone stumble?) to the post-show euphoria. This time around: Justin Timberlake's denim-focused line William Rast.
Show location: The Tent at Bryant Park
The skinny: Justin Timberlake and Co's down south denim brand shows in the main tent and evokes punk hillbillies who may have gone crazy with a stud gun.
Celebs spotted: We gasped at the appearance of Anna Wintour and daughter Bee Schaffer, who not only came to to Timberlake's show, but smiled and laughed all the way through it. Also on the scattered scene were Aubrey O'Day and her dog (of Danity Kane), Jessica Biel, Miss J, Robert Verdi, and Robbie Myers of Elle sitting next to Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato.
The takeaway: It was 1980's trailor skinhead in a way with which we were not comfortable. The overdoses of fringe, studs, and acid-washed denim were too showy and tacky to be marketable. We highly doubt that Justin would ever wear one of these looks on stage.