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Barbara Walters Spills On Why She Came Out For New York Fashion Week! EXCLUSIVE

Mon, February 14, 2011 8:03am EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis Add first Comment

It seems like there’s only one designer that can get Barbara to the tents!

On Feb. 13, (day four of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center), we started to see some new faces in the front row — including Barbara Walters! “I don’t go to many shows,” the 81-year-old journalist told us, while sitting in her front row seat waiting for the Diane von Furstenberg fall 2011 show to begin.

The journalist, who underwent heart surgery less than a year ago said she’s “feeling great.” While she doesn’t often go to many shows, there was one in particular she was definitely looking forward to! “I came out because I like Diane van Furstenberg’s clothes and I like Diane van Furstenberg,” she said, when asked about her brief time at the tents.

I wonder what Barbara thought of the new collection — call me crazy, but I’m thinking the more simple sheaths (rather than the colored fur and oversized shades, which also came down the runway) are probably more her style.

Katrina Mitzeliotis