Mischa Barton, Sara Paxton – wearing the same Giles frock VB rocked last week – and Ashton Kutcher (with Demi in tow): the meatpacking district of Manhattan was awash with beautiful people at the weekend as the cast and crew of the aptly named show, The Beautiful Life, descended to celebrate the launch of the series. The show, about models trying to make it in the cut-throat fashion world of NYC (Ashton based it on his life growing up as a model from Iowa), has garnered more then its fair share of publicity already after Mischa checked into rehab pre-production then made a miraculous recovery, checked herself out and began filming three days later (well all publicity’s good publicity). At the premier the starlet looked back to her best in a floor-length pink Zac Posen number (minus the bloated face, obviously her ‘tooth infection’ has healed nicely). Focusing on the lives of two teenage models, at opposite ends of the fashion food chain (one, a newbie on the scene and the other a high fashion catwalk stroller) expect cat fights, sabotage, drug abuse, stick insect models and rail upon rail of show- stopping outfits (you’ve seen the pap-snaps of Mischa on set). Cited by US critics as the hit of the autumn, this is sure to be one seriously good looking series at least.
- Amy Molloy