Giants star Victor Cruz kicks off Fashion Week in New York [photos]

Giants star Victor Cruz is EVERYWHERE. The receiver kicked off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Wednesday by cutting the ribbon outside the tents at Lincoln Center.

“It’s an honor to be here to help kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York,” said Cruz.  “It’s been quite an incredible week for the City—our Super Bowl win, the great homecoming parade, and now the beginning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  I’m very grateful to my fans that came out to support us…and looking forward to checking out some shows this week.”

Cruz was accompanied by Peter Levy, the SVP and Managing Director of IMG Fashion-remember it was announced Monday that he signed with the agency– who told the media to expect Cruz to be sitting in the front row at plenty of shows this week. And Sports Illustrated model, Kate Upton.