By Sophie Forbes
Show stopper: Kirstie Alley wowed the crowd as she took to the catwalk at the Zang Toi Spring 2012 show at New York Fashion Week yesterday
While celebrities come out in droves all battling for a front row seat at the best shows New York Fashion Week has to offer there was one person who did things a little differently.
Kirstie Alley outdid celebrities and models alike today by strutting her stuff down the catwalk for Malaysian designer Zang Toi.
Despite being 60-years-old the Cheers star stole the show as she paraded her newly slimmed down physique in front of a packed house at The Studio at the Lincoln Centre.
Wearing a stunning cobalt blue embellished gown and matching dress coat, the actress garnered cheers and loud ovation as she swept up the long catwalk, looking 20-years-younger than her actual age.
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She also donned a fitting black dress over a pair of leggings.
Feeling blue: The actress kept a stern face while the crowd cheered and clapped
Her blonde hair was pulled up into a large beehive-style bun, no doubt with hair extensions added to create the full look.
On Tuesday before the show, she tweeted: 'Waaaa Hooooo!!! Kitty is ready to walk the Cat!!! False Bravado will guide me...Let's have some fun @ZANGTOI!!!'.
'Will be winkin and blinking at y'all. DONT make me laugh! Gotta keep model face. Oh, who am I kidding?? Haha,' she tweeted.
Man behind the clothes: Kirstie walked with designer Zang Toi at the end of the show as he beamed and waved to the crowd
Biggest fan: Kirstie said she has known Zang since 1993 and said 'he has the most beautiful clothes, period'
'DO NOT make eye contact! I will start giggling and fall on my well-dressed ass. Look away!'
And after all the fun was over, Kirstie said: 'Thank You all the REAL Models for letting me share @ZANGTOI runway with you!!!!! You all were sooo sweet and looked soooo gorgeous!!!'
She added: 'THANK YOU @ZANGTOI !!!! I love you!!! I had the time of my life!!!!'
It's over now: Kirstie finally cracked a smile, breaking out of her model pose, to congratulate her friend
Farewell: Kirstie and Zang walk backstage to a standing ovation
Inspiration? Kirstie's outfit looked similar to the one worn by Richard Wilson in BBC show Merlin
Kirstie told Entertainment Tonight that she had known Zang since 1993.
'I did the cover of Redbook and I wanted something really beautiful...he just has the most beautiful clothes, period.'
'Thank You all the REAL Models for letting me share @ZANGTOI runway with you! You all were sooo sweet and looked soooo gorgeous!' she tweeted afterwards.
Barefoot beauty: Kirstie showed off her slimmed down figure in a range of outfits
Looking cosy: Kirstie with a mystery man, thought to be her new boyfriend, after the show
Who is he? The pair laughed and joke outside the Lincoln Centre
The actress enjoyed the experience, and the clothes, so much that she walked out of the Lincoln Centre wearing one of the outfits she modelled.
She was then seen laughing and joking with a mystery man, believed to be her boyfriend.
Ricki Lake was one of the first celebrities to share their admiration for the star.
She tweeted: 'Wow! You are a goddess! Yes, indeed an inspiration to me!'
The talkshow host had earlier said she had agreed to take part in Dancing With The Stars after attending a taping of an episode of the previous season, which saw Alley fall and later lose a shoe.
On a high: She was seen after the show looking happy and relaxed and still in one of her catwalk ensembles
Fashionable: Kirstie sporting smokey eye make-up while standing with Zang backstage
After yesterday's show, Kirstie attended the Richie Rich show, tweeting: 'Ritchie Rich....fashion show FUN!!!!! Wild, crazy, wicked!!!!! Thanks Ritchie!!! Off to dinner ...Yots of friends..Yuv.'
It was certainly a hectic day of shows at the Mercedes Benz sponsored fashion Week with Diane Von Furstenberg, Marchesa, Herve Leger, Oscar De La Renta and Tibi all putting their stuff on display.
With the top labels come the celebrities and there was no lack of them lining the front row seats, eager to see what will be lining their wardrobes in the coming months.
Over at Diane Von Furstenberg Nicki Hilton and Nicki Minaj stole the spotlight at the show which got a standing ovation.
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Costume change: Petra Nemcova then changed into a black leather mini as she posed with Gerard Butler at the Diesel Black Gold event