TBT: What New York Fashion Week looked like a decade ago, in 2008

With another season of New York Fashion Week under a week away, studios, designers and models from all around the world are gearing up for fashion's biggest couple of days.

And in honor of the upcoming season, we're revisiting what fashion week was like a full 10 years ago.

Though the shows weren't nearly as well documented as they are now, we got a reminder of what the fashion world was like last decade, filled with forgotten celebrities, top models and the fashion trends we hope we'd never have to try again.

37 PHOTOS
Throwback: NYFW in 2008
See Gallery
Throwback: NYFW in 2008
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 01: (L-R) First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Barbara Bush attend the The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at Bryant Park February 1, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK CITY, USA - SEPTEMBER 10 : A fashion model for the Oscar de la Renta fashion show poses for the camera backstage at the Mercedes-Benz Spring Fashion Week on September 10, 2008 in New York City, USA. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 9 : A scene from backstage at the Rodarte fashion show during the Mercedes Benz Spring 2009 Fashion Week on September 19, 2008 in New York, NY. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 12 : A scene from backstage at the DKNY fashion show during the Mercedes Benz Spring 2009 Fashion Week on September 12, 2008 in New York, NY. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 12 : A scene from backstage at the DKNY fashion show during the Mercedes Benz Spring 2009 Fashion Week on September 12, 2008 in New York, NY. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Models are styled and fitted backstage at the Y3 show during the Mercedes Benz Spring Fashion Week on September 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 7: Models take the catwalk at the Y3 show during the Mercedes Benz Spring Fashion Week on September 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 5 : A scene from backstage at the Erin Featherston show at the Mercedes Benz Spring 2009 Fashion Week on September 5, 2008 in New York, NY. (Photo by Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images)
Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza and actress Remy Geller attend Akiko Ogawa Fall 2009 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Salon in Bryant Park on February 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage)
Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza and actress Alison Brie attend the Thuy Fall 2009 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Salon in Bryant Park on February 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 14: Miss Africa USA 2008-2009 Nyasha Zimucha and actress Kellie Pickler attends the Barbie Fall 2009 runway fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in the Tent at Bryant Park on February 14, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for IMG)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Heidi Klum arrives a Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2009 on September 12, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
The Spring/Summer 2009 collection of Designer Calvin Klein was presented at New York Fashion Week Wednesday Sept. 10, 2008. (Photo by Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
Actress Audrina Patridge attends 6119 launch of their Inaugural Collection at New York Fashion Week at the Glass Houses in Manhattan on September 4, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Victoria Beckham attends the Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on February 8, 2008 (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Victoria Beckham, actress Selma Blair and Robert Duffy attend Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent, Bryant Park on February 8, 2007. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Ellen Pompeo and Molly Sims attend Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent, Bryant Park on February 8, 2007. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Designer Marc Jacobs and rapper Lil' Kim attend Marc Jacobs Fall 2008 collection after party during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at 24 Fifth Ave on February 8, 2007. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Model Padma Lakshmi and guest attend 'Project Runway' Season 4 collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent, Bryant Park on February 8, 2007. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: Fashion Editor Anna Wintour attends the Ralph Lauren Fall 2008 show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at Skylight Studios on February 8, 2008 in New York City (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 07: Petra Nemcova attends the Lisa Perry P.A. at Bloomingdales during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on February 7, 2008. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: Rihanna at The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 - Matthew Williamson - Front Row in New York City on February 5, 2008. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 05: A model walks the runway wearing Badgley Mischka Fall 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on February 5, 2008. (Photo by Carlo Buscemi/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: Actress Brittany Murphy attends Max Azria Fall 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on February 4, 2008 in New York City (Photo by Joe Kohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: Olivia Palmero attends Jill Stuart Fall 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Astor Hall NY Public Library on February 4, 2008 in New York (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Alexander Wang presentations his Fall/winter 2008 collection of clothes at the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion week, Saturday Feb. 2, 2008. (Photo by Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
US actresses Demi Moore (L) and Kelly Lynch (R) attend US fashion designer Donna Karan's show at the Spring 2008 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in New York, 12 September 2007. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: A model backstage at Marc Jacobs Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the New York State Armory on September 10, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
A model displays a creation from US fashion designer Donna Karan during the presentation of the Donna Karan Collection at the Spring 2008 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in New York 12 September 2007. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
US actress Sarah Jessica Parker arrives with her husband actor Matthew Broderick to attend a fashion shion by US designer Ralph Lauren (L) at the Spring 2008 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, in New York, 08 September 2007. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress and Model Carmen Electra at the Tents at Bryant Park on Day Three of New York City Fashion Week on September 7, 2007 in New York City (Photo by Jemal Countess/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Actress Sarah Michelle Geller at Vera Wang Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on September 7, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Gavin Rossdale and son Kingston at L.A.M.B. Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on September 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Gwen Stefani, designer, and Kingston James walk the runway at L.A.M.B. Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on September 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: A model walks the runway wearing L.A.M.B. Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on September 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Model backstage during BCBG Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on September 5, 2007. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption ***
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Models backstage during BCBG Spring 2008 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Tent, Bryant Park on September 5, 2007. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption ***
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

So what did it look like? Victoria Beckham sported 2008's hottest lopsided bob, The Hills' Audrina Partridge was at her peak, Rihanna opted for a sheer, unbuttoned shirt, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale were still together and tweed miniskirts were making a comeback.

Can you say #TBT much?

For a handful years in a row, one of the shows most surprising front-row guests included Laura Bush and daughter Barbara. The former first lady attended the shows for the Red Dress Collections to promote heart health, amongst a variety of designers and A-list stars.

Scroll through above to see this mega throwback!

RELATED: Best looks at last year's fashion week

14 PHOTOS
NYFW: The prettiest looks for Spring 2018
See Gallery
NYFW: The prettiest looks for Spring 2018

Marchesa Spring 2018

(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)

Christian Siriano Spring 2018

(Getty)

Alice + Olivia Spring 2018

(Getty)

Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2018

Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Naeem Khan Spring/Summer 2018
J. Mendel - Spring 2018
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: A model walks the runway at the Carolina Herrera Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2018 fashion show at The Museum of Modern Art on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2018

(Getty)

Anna Sui Spring 2018

(Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: A model walks the runway at Zimmermann show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)

Michael Kors Spring 2018

(Getty)

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A model walks the runway for Leanne Marshall fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 2, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Leanne Marshall)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Kaia Gerber walks the runway for Marc Jacobs SS18 fashion show during New York Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2018
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Like AOL Lifestyle on Facebook