Michael Buckner is a fashion and celebrity photographer who travels around the world taking pictures on the red carpet. He gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the hottest entertainment industry events.



I'm in New York City for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter '09. Before this madness got started, I went to the Bowery Hotel for the launch of Belvdere IX Vodka.

Mary-Kate Olsen, who has always been known for her style, made a brief appearance at the launch of Belvedere IX (pronounced One-X) at the Bowery Hotel in Manhattan's Lower East Side. She hung with DJ Paul Sevigny in a fluffy fur jacket. Fortunately PETA wasn't around to throw paint.

MK doesn't allow photos inside parties because she doesn't want to tarnish her reputation as a party girl, so I had to stand across the room and shoot her paparazzi style once she turned around. Out of 300 pictures I took of her, this is the only one of her face.

Mary-Kate and her sister Ashley just announced that they launched a men's collection in their courture line, "The Row."