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  • More photos and reports from Matt and Lucy's visit to the Naeem Khan show at Fashion Week are at Life and Style magazine, the New York Post, Radar Online, A Socialite Life and People.

    Is anything more romantic than Fashion Week? Probably, but Matt Damon and wife Luciana spent their Valentine’s Day at Naeem Khan’s impressive runway show in New York on Tuesday.

    “It was great,” Luciana told PEOPLE following the show, which she spent hand-in-hand with her husband. And though it was Matt’s first-ever fashion show, he had good reason being there: “He’s my pal,” Khan told reporters. “We were all just on holiday together in St. Barts and Barbuda. And I love them.”

    However, he knows Matt’s talents lie in acting, not dressing. When asked if his friend was a fashionisto, he joked, “He’s not.”

    The show, “about the dust and the decadence of India,” according to Khan, impressed the entire crowd, which included Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi, who was seated next to the Damons. “They’re very sweet,” she said. “We all have kids, so that’s all we talked about.”

    Before the show, the Damons kicked back in the Mercedes Benz Star Lounge, where they sipped champagne and stuck close to one another. And though Matt’s presence in the Lincoln Center tents definitely drew lots of attention — “I think [Luciana] probably would have preferred to not have him there, she was saying, because of all the photographers,” Lakshmi relayed — his presence made the fashion crowd swoon.

    Said Lakshmi, “It was very sweet of him.”

    A-lister Matt Damon has won an Oscar and Golden Globe and attended countless red-carpet events, but he had never attended a fashion show until Feb. 14!

    "It's the very first show of my life," Matt excitedly told Life & Style while sitting front row at the Naeem Khan show with his wife, Luciana. "I don't know what to expect but it's gonna be great because its coming from Naeem. We're friends with Naeem."

    Matt explained how the designer recently gave Luciana a gorgeous gown. "We were at an event in London a few weeks ago and he put my wife in the most beautiful dress," the actor told Life & Style.

    And while Luciana may be used to wearing couture dresses, Matt says he likes to keep it simple. "You look at me and think I have style?" he joked. "My style tends to be comfortable. I'm a pretty casual guy."

    The happy couple, who have four children, held hands throughout the show and looked to be totally in love. "Matt was tapping his foot to the music and checking out all of the models and gowns," an eyewitness told Life & Style. "He and Luciana looked really cute together."

    After he attended his first New York Fashion Week runway show Tuesday, Matt Damon also hit designer pal Naeem Khan’s after-party. Following a Valentine’s Day dinner at Village restaurant Palma with his wife, Luciana Barroso, and a group including Padma Lakshmi and designer Khan, Damon and the gang headed to Double Seven cocktail lounge. One witness marvelled about Damon being a regular guy who wore a leather jacket and nursed a Stella. Damon and his wife (left) recently vacationed in St. Barts with Khan and his wife, as well.

  • From Naeem Khan's official Facebook page, which also includes a scan of Matt and Lucy on the cover of WWD:

    We were so honored that Matt Damon and his beautiful wife Luciana attended our show yesterday. It was Matt's first fashion show ever! Great full-page shot of the adorable couple in today's WWD - Women's Wear Daily.
  • 12 comments or Leave a comment
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 16th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Great Pictures

    Pictures show a very happy couple - thanks for posting. Got my Zoo DVD on pre-order on Amazon!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great Pictures

    Zoo's coming out on DVD only two weeks after it is released theatrically in the UK.

    Edited at 2012-02-16 08:27 pm (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2012 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great Pictures

    I wonder why Zoo wasn't released in the UK at the same time as the US release, especially as the movie is based on the real life experiences of Benjamin Mee, who is British, and as a family story Christmas would have been the best time, even this week, which is half term for schools would have been OK, and then to release the DVD only two weeks later, weird!

    The pictures of Matt and Lucy at New York fashion week are really great; Matt looked as if he was having fun even though fashion is clearly not his thing, to me he's just a jeans and t-shirt kind of man who only dresses up when he has to.

    Lucy looks great, love her top and boots. Marcia
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2012 12:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Great Pictures

    Mee certainly wanted it released at the same time. It has lost any momentum it had, and Matt is unlikely to do much UK specific press, a London premiere or a zoo visit. He did interviews for the UK press during the NY junket.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 16th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Naeem Khan on the Bahamas holiday and after-party plans with Matt:

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2012 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)

    Guns n roses concert

    It appears Matt is at a guns and roses concert tonight. Jimmy Fallon also there and Chelsea Clinton. Someone posted a twitpic of the back of his head. Hopefully we' ll get better pics
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2012 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Guns n roses concert

    And Justin Timberlake (who met up with Matt, Lucy and Jimmy apparently).

    A few Twitter comments/photos:
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2012 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Guns n roses concert

    There's a few photos of Matt and Lucy at the concert (or after-party) now at Getty. Simone de la Rue is also there (personal trainer/wife of MiG Ayesa and friend of Matt and Lucy and apparently Chelsea Clinton).

    Matt's photographed with Justin Timberlake at Patrick McMullan:

    Edited at 2012-02-17 10:14 am (UTC)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Guns n roses concert

    Per popsugar Matt and Lucy hung out with naeem khan and padma at the concert/afterparty. No pics though. I imagine we'll be getting more pics later.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: February 17th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Guns n roses concert

    From: (Anonymous) Date: February 17th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Guns n roses concert

    When I went to popsugar earlier it just had pics up of sienna miller and just a report of who attended. Now that I went back it's totally wrong. Is nur khan related to naeem khan you think?
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