Star Power During Fashion Month: The Stars that Scored Front Row Seats
All fashion month long, we were treated to some eye candy even before a runway show started. Celebrities turned out to show their support and admiration at the hottest runway shows and we kept a tab on their fashion-focused travels—from New York to Paris. There were some front row regulars like Olivia Palermo, and even Kanye West, but some newbies hit the scene, too. Fashion favorite and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie sat side-by-side yesterday at the Miu Miu show in Paris—one of the last shows of fashion month. And we'd say, it went out with a bang.
Margot Robbie and Lupita Nyong'o
Breakout fashionistas Margot Robbie and Lupita Nyong'o both had front row real estate at Muiccia Prada's Miu Miu show in Paris—the last show of Fashion Month. Lupita's attendance doesn't come as a surprise as she stars in Miu Miu's spring 2014 campaign.
Kate Moss hit the Hedi Slimane's Saint Laurent show in Paris wearing a black leather biker jacket and a red lip.
Rihanna sat front row at the Chanel show to take in the collection and cheer on gal pal Cara Delevingne, who opened and closed the show.
Keira Knightley had a front row ticket to the Chanel show held at the Grand Palais in Paris, a venue Karl Lagerfeld transformed into a chic grocery store to debut his Chanel Fall 2014 collection.
France's own Clemence Poesy attended the Chanel Fall 2014 show in Paris.
Fan Bingbing traveled to Paris to sit front row at the Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 show.
Princess Charlene of Monaco
Princess Charlene of Monaco was on hand to watch Nicolas Ghesquière (previously of Balenciaga) show his first Louis Vuitton collection in Paris.
Kate Mara and Chloe Sevigny
Kate Mara and Chloe Sevigny quickly posed for a photo-op before snagging their front row seats at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris.
Olivia Palermo, a fashion month regular, smiled for the cameras in a butterfly-printed jacket before claiming her front row seat.
Rihanna arrived at the Givenchy show in Paris to claim her front row seat. The star showed up in true Givenchy form wearing a facemask—an accessory that marked Riccardo Tisci's Fall 2014 show.
Olivia Palermo was all smiles before grabbing her front row seat at the Chloé show in Paris.
Before heading to the Givenchy show to watch his future little sister-in-law Kendall Jenner walk the runway, Kanye West sat front row at Celine in head-to-toe denim.
Emma Roberts hit the Lanvin show in Paris decked out in a red lamé look from the house's Ete 2014 Runway Collection.
Miranda Kerr, Jourdan Dunn, Jessica Alba, and Solange Knowles
Miranda Kerr, Jourdan Dunn, Jessica Alba, and Solange Knowles were all in attendance to watch H&M debut its Fall 2014 collection in Paris.
Before Lanvin's Fall 2014 collection hit the runway, all eyes were on Rihanna in sitting in the front row.
Kanye West was on hand to support Alexander Wang at the Balenciaga Fall 2014 show in Paris.
In Paris, Jessica Alba matched her pout to her pumps for the Nina Ricci show. The actress not only had a front row seat but she had backstage access, too!
After attending shows in all cities, Olivia Palermo arrived in Paris to watch Peter Copping show his Fall 2014 Nina Ricci collection.
For her front row seat at the Salvatore Ferragamo show in Milan, Hilary Swank arrived in a shimmery, partially-pleated dress from the Italian label's Spring 2014 collection.
Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding, and Samantha Barks
Cheryl Cole, Ellie Goulding, and Samantha Barks sat shoulder-to-shoulder in the front row across from a ring of fire at the Roberto Cavalli show in Milan.
Salma Hayek attended the Gucci Fall 2014 runway show in Milan clad in standout Gucci accessories. The actress sat in the front alongside husband François-Henri Pinault, a French businessman who's the CEO of Kering, Gucci's parent company.
Katy Perry and Rita Ora
Katy Perry and Rita Ora sat beside the runway to watch Jeremy Scott debut his capsule collection for Moschino in Milan. Before the two sat for the show, they each had their chance on the runway, where they posed for photographers before quickly snagging their side-by-side front row seats.
Rose Byrne traveled to the Italian fashion capital to take in the Max Mara runway show from the front row.
Michelle Rodriguez was on hand to watch Karl Lagerfeld show his Fendi Fall 2014 collection in Milan. The actress sat front row as camera-ready, frisbee-size drones flew above the runway (a fashion first), capturing every move to live-stream the show on fendi.com.
Kate & Lottie Moss
Kate Moss, a longtime Topshop fan, brought her little sister Lottie along to the Topshop Unique runway show in London. Moss' front row real estate doesn't come as surprise as the supermodel is set to release a collaborative collection-inspired by her personal style-with the retailer come April.
Bradley Cooper & Suki Waterhouse
Bradley Cooper had his longtime girlfriend Suki Waterhouse at his side while he watched Tom Ford present his Fall 2014 collection in London.
One Direction member Harry Styles sat front row at the Burberry show in London, making it his second time with a front row ticket to the highly-anticipated show.
Olivia Palermo and Ashley Madekwe
Fashion favorites Olivia Palermo and Ashley Madekwe hit Matthew Williamson's London show to claim their front row seats. The two sat alongside a black-and-white starburst-printed runway, a motif that was reinterpreted on a gown for Williamson's final Fall 2014 look.
Before snagging her front row seat at the Julien Macdonald Fall 2014 show in London, British actress Samantha Barks posed for the cameras in an anything-but-basic LBD.
Jessie J was on hand to support Vivienne Westwood at her Fall 2014 runway show in London. After the show, the singer took to Instagram and posted a photo of her and Westwood, writing "Lady Vivienne Westwood #lfw thank you for an amazing inspirational show!"
Diane Kruger, Reese Witherspoon, and Gwyneth Paltrow
Jason Wu's first collection for Hugo Boss brought out all the stars! And since the brand is eager to make a dent in the womenswear world, it's no surprise that three leading ladies sat front row to watch Wu's debut at Boss. Diane Kruger, Reese Witherspoon, and Gwyneth Paltrow shared the front row to show their support for Wu and the Boss brand. Paltrow's attendance could've easily been forecasted, as she's the face of a Boss fragrance set to be released later this year.
Lupita Nyong'o and Naomi Watts
Decked out in Calvin Klein collection, Lupita Nyong'o and Naomi Watts sat front row in pretty pastels for the Calvin Klein show in New York.
Sofia Coppola added a dose of star quality to the front row at the Marc Jacobs show. Coppola sat on a foam stool below a dreamy, serene cloud installation created by set designer Stefan Beckman while more than 40 equally dreamy looks came down the runway.
Fashion-world-favorite Dakota Fanning faced New York's frigid weather to hit the Prabal Gurung show-a front row ticket worth claiming! Fanning welcomed a quick photo op and posed for the cameras in a warm, fuzzy jacket and minimalist separates before residing to her front row seat.
Hailee Steinfeld was spotted in the front row at the Prabal Gurung show displaying her innate sense of style in an anything-but-basic black-and-white ensemble.
At the Ralph Lauren show in New York, Kim Basinger arrived looking chic and timeless-a style true to the Ralph Lauren aesthetic.
Scott Eastwood and Gerard Butler
Scott Eastwood and Gerard Butler dressed to impress at the Hugo Boss show, a brand known for its impeccable menswear. The two sat front row to watch Jason Wu's debut as womenswear designer and even gave Wu a standing ovation when the show closed.
A seat at the Marc Jacobs show, a show that annually closes out New York Fashion Week, is a hot ticket to have, making Sarah Paulson one lucky girl! Paulson watched on as a mesmerizing spoken word soundtrack by Jessica Lange played during the show.
Jared Leto, who's embraced by the fashion community for his unique style, sat front row at the Jeremy Scott show in New York.
Freida Pinto, Blake Lively and Rose Byrne
Actresses Freida Pinto, Blake Lively and Rose Byrne all showed their support for Michael Kors at his Fall 2014 show when they arrived wearing none other than Michael Kors. The three posed pretty and showed off their printed pieces before snagging their front row seats.
Naya Rivera hit the Michael Kors show held at Spring Studios in New York wearing a look straight from the designer's Spring 2014 collection.
Before taking her seat at the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, Chung stepped onto the skateboard ramp-like runway and posed for the camera in a statement-making iridescent coat.
Solange, always a successful fashion risk-taker, was all smiles at the Honor show. In true fashionista form, Solange arrived in a chic black tuxedo-style jacket and printed skirt. And because Solange never fails to bring out wow-accessories, she added a sleek, structured handbag to her look.
Kendrick, a new front row regular, hit Avery Fisher Hall at New York's Lincoln Center to claim her front row spot at the Tory Burch Show.
Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Strahan
Jon Bon Jovi and Michael Strahan were on hand to watch the Kenneth Cole Fall 2014 runway show. The two looked on from the front row and not only watched each look to go down the runway, but they also sat for a commedy-filled pre-show starring Alan Cumming and Rachel Dratch.
Rita Ora and Katie Holmes
Rita Ora and Katie Holmes came out to celebrate Donna Karan's extra-special 30th Anniversary show held in Manhattan's Financial District. The collection was inspired by Karan’s life in New York City and the two dressed the part in head-to-toe, all-black New York City-style looks.
An A-List Filled Front Row at Rebecca Minkoff
Anna Kendrick, Carrie Underwood, AnnaSophia Robb, and Zosia Mamet were all smiles while sitting side-by-side in the front row at the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2014 show.
Before taking her front row seat at the Rebecca Taylor show, Mamet exclusively shares her thoughts on fashion with Instyle.com. “Sometimes people get caught in the confines of their style, like you’ll hear a woman say ‘that’s not me’ when in reality, if you like it, it is you. I try to not be afraid of that,” says Mamet.
Talk about a support system! At Victoria Beckham's Fall 2014 show, her entire family sat front row to watch her collection go down the runway. Moments before the show began, David, with little Harper in tow, and sons Brooklyn, Cruz, and Romeo emerged from back stage and snagged their front row seats just in time to snap a quick family-style selfie.
At the Herve Leger by Max Azria show, model Coco Rocha sat front row in a head-to-toe black ensemble. Gold embroidery and a look-at-me hat made her front row appearance all the more memorable.
At the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 show, Chung exclusively dished to Instyle.com, “I’m so honored to be here, I’ve never been to a Monique Lhuillier show.” Clad in a winter-white beaded dress from Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2014 collection, Chung adds “I’m excited to be here!”
It's no secret that Tina Fey is a major Carolina Herrera fan, she's worn her work on countless red carpets (including this year's Golden Globes)! So needless to say, we weren't surprised to see that Fey had a front row ticket at Herrera's Fall 2014 show. Fey's glasses made her look like she was down to business, perhaps attending to pick out her next red carpet gown.
Joe Jonas looked sporty-casual while sitting front row at the Opening Ceremony show in New York. The star showed up appropriately wearing a New York Knicks bomber jacket.
Rossum, who’s far from a front-row newcomer, sat front-and-center at the Yigal Azrouel show held in Lower Manhattan.
Thorne hit Diane Von Furstenberg's highly-anticipated Fall 2014 runway show and celebrated the 40th anniversary of DVF’s iconic wrap dress in a prized front row seat. The collection was decidedly bohemian, and Thorne suitably dressed for the occasion.
Underwood had a ticket to a front row seat at Peter Som's Fall 2014 show. The singer sat pretty and looked on as models strutted down the runway in floral, feathered, or printed looks.
Longtime Tibi fan Olivia Palermo was on hand to see designer Amy Smilovic's Fall 2014 collection at Pier 59.