Jessica Alba graced Bethesda with her presence Friday evening as the special guest at this year's Front Row fashion event. The actress and author, wearing a collared patterned dress with her hair in a high ponytail, signed copies of her new book, "The Honest Life," briefly attended a VIP reception at Redwood restaurant and then sat in the front row with her mother, Catherine, at the annual fashion show that showcased the local Bethesda Row boutiques. As the show concluded, the actress dashed off before getting mauled by fans.