AFP

NEW YORK-Hollywood’s A-list stars trooped out in force Wednesday to watch big name US designers unveil their 2014 fall/winter collections on the penultimate day of New York Fashion Week.

Oscar-winning actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon, and silver screen legend Michael Douglas led the star line-up at the runway shows of Hugo Boss and Michael Kors. Jason Wu, who showed his own collection last week, came back with a sparkling line in his second job as artistic director for womenswear at the German fashion house.

As soon as veteran British model Stella Tennant ended the show and the Taiwanese-born designer came out to take a bow, Witherspoon and German actress Diane Kruger jumped up to cheer. Backstage, the champagne flowed and Wu was mobbed by a crowd of press and celebrities lining up to be photographed with him, Paltrow and Scottish heartthrob actor Gerard Butler. Wu offered up a feminine collection of clean lines in a color palette ranging from light gray and pale pink to basic black with sequins, printed patchwork, pleats and sparkle. Wu said that he wanted to give the Boss women’s line, which has been around for 10 years, a true sense of identity that stayed authentic to the company’s DNA rooted in tailoring.