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Matt Damon, Wife Luciana Have a Valentine's Date at Fashion Week

02/15/2012 at 10:30 AM ET

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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.”

Naeem Khan Fall 2012
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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.”

–Jeffrey Slonim

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Jane Doe on

Barbuda must be hot destination, spell check.

Irene on

Amazing how your life can change. Luciana was a bartender less than 10 years ago. Now she sits front row at fashion shows, vacations at St. Barts and ‘Barbuda’ (LOL!) and hob knobs with the rich famous. Life is truly like a box of a chocolates. One never knows what tomorrow can bring!

LV on

BARBUDA is an actual place you morons!!! Try learning your countries and stop assuming that People isn’t using spell check. LOOK IT UP.

Jay on

Good job guys. Barbuda is a real place in the Eastern Caribbean. Maybe you should check things out before you say “lol” and “spell check”

Whatever on

Barbuda is an island near Antigua. Education, it’s a good thing.

Alison on

Barbuda is actually an island in the Caribbean. So you can all relax about that.

Karolina on

Barbuda is actually an island in the Eastern Caribbean! LOL I can see how people would instantly think its a error, and assume they meant Bermuda!

jude law lover! on

Thats sweet!:) matt is a gentleman!

Sue on

there is actually an island called Barbuda people…Antigua and Barbuda (Caribbean Islands). Please learn your geography people

thesaurusrs on

They’ll have been together 10 years soon, and he can still hardly keep his hands off her!

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