Maria Sharapova dazzles at New York’s fashion week (photos)

Chris Chase

Maria Sharapova is in New York this week for the city's biannual fashion week. The second-ranked Sharapova dazzled at multiple fashion shows, posing for pictures for the paparazzi, hobnobbing with celebrities and, most importantly, gave me a chance to use the word "hobnobbing."

Sharapova didn't walk the runway, but was front and center at the Vera Wang show, sitting next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour (above). If Wintour can't be with her favorite tennis player, Roger Federer, the glamourous Sharapova is the next best thing. (As a bonus, they have the same taste in jackets.)

A gallery of photos featuring Maria at fashion week:

For an event that prides itself on exclusivity, there sure are a lot of fashion weeks. New York, London, Milan and Paris have two per year, one in the spring (for the fall collections) and one in the fall (for the spring collections). That means it's fashion week somewhere in eight of the 52 weeks of the year. That's two months and more than 15 percent of all weeks! Imagine if "Shark Week" tried the same tact.

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