Front Row Report: Oh Land, Common and a Blond Gerard Butler at the Diesel Black Gold Show

Alex Catarinella

Leave it to Diesel Black Gold spectacle to boast one of the sickest front rows of the week. We caught up with Italian Vogue's Franca Sozzani and her outstanding mane of curls as she was sitting pretty waiting for the show to begin. "Some is very good, some is more boring," the fashion legend admitted about the week so far with her chic Italian lilt. The seasoned editor-in-chief had some thoughts about the kids today and their tweeting. "It's like, 'Do you like Photoshop?' Well, I don't. Twitter sometimes is good, sometimes it's not. It's a way to be updated today, so why refuse?"

A few seats down was Danish diva Oh Land, whose cuckoo costumes from her recent stint opening for Sia were designed by Christian Siriano. While the former model/ballerina says her "vintage-y" everyday look is "almost like the book Out of Africa," her stage style is "more fairytale and unicorns" and, surprise! surprise!, if she could raid anyone's closet, it'd be queen of indie pop and crazy DIY duds, Bjork.

After the metallic-clad (and did we really spy Tevas?) models made their final stomp down the runway, we found ourselves enjoying lunch (champagne) in the VIP lounge with Common and DJ Mia Moretti. The incredibly charming Common filled us in on his style: "I'd say my it's progressive, it's free, it's fresh, it's gentleman, and it's creative. I try to dress appropriate for the occasion. But it still has that creative and progressive fresh-feel, even if I'm just rolling around everyday." As for his famous peers, he "really respects" the style of David Beckham, Brad Pitt and Kanye West.

We got distracted when Hollywood heavyweight (and now blonde-ish) Gerard Butler arrived with a chaotic swarm of media buzzing around him. Though we didn't get to learn about Butler's sartorial story, judging by his choice duds of the day (T-shirt and jeans), we got the picture. Too bad we just didn't get one with him. Swoon!

Photo by Patrick McMullan

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