See All the Celebrities Sitting Front Row at New York Fashion Week

NYFW Front Row LEAD/TOUT
Photo: Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty

While we love the clothing, models, and new trends that emerge during Fashion Week, one of our favorite parts of the show takes place just beyond the runway: the front row. The coveted seating section is home to the best of the best, from A-list celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and all-around it-girl Alexa Chung to fashion stalwarts like Diane von Fürstenberg.

And then, of course, there's the wow-worthy fashion. From sexy sequined gowns to edgy pantsuits, front row-style is versatile and can be unpredictable, but always leaves us in awe.

Browse through our gallery of celebrities seated front and center. New York Fashion Week is where it all starts, so keep checking in to see even more celebrities runway show sighting. Where fashion goes, fashionistas follow!

01 of 53

Katy Perry

Katy Perry
Jamie McCarthy/Getty

The singer was spotted front row at Marc Jacobs's outdoor runway presentation, wearing an oversize army green jacket, a striped top with a velvet bow at the neck, and leather over-the-knee platform boots.

02 of 53

Emmy Rossum, Kate Bock, Bella Heathcote, Jessica Biel, Li Bingbing, Camilla Belle, and Deepika Padukone

Emmy Rossum, Kate Bock, Bella Heathcote, Jessica Biel, Li Bingbing, Camilla Belle, and Deepika Padukone
Billy Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock

The women posed for the camera sitting in their front row seats at the Ralph Lauren runway show.

03 of 53

Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas
Michael Loccisano/Getty

Jonas sat front row at the Rookie U.S.A. show with his 3-year-old daughter Alena Rose. They're even matching in gray sweaters and black pants. Too cute!

04 of 53

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo
Gary Gershoff/WireImage

At the Marchesa show, Palermo sat front row in a red midi skirt, an off-white turtleneck sweater, and black, pointed-toe booties.

05 of 53

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore
Theo Wargo/Getty

The actress posed for the camera by her front row seat at the Marchesa runway show. Moore donned a sheer, black lace top with a matching headpiece, light wash jeans, and black lacy pumps.

06 of 53

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo
Gary Gershoff/WireImage

The fashionista chose a lacy white number for the Marchesa show, pairing the frilly dress with black lace-up pumps and a glittering headpiece. We're loving her smokey eye makeup and purple lip.

07 of 53

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha
Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Rocha stunned at the Marchesa runway show in a black dress with gold embroidery on the bodice.

08 of 53

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo
Clint Spaulding/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Palermo chose a black and white outfit for the Delpozo show, a black mid-length skirt and a white collared button down, paired with a black leather belt and black lace-up booties.

09 of 53

Blake Lively

Blake Lively
Jamie McCarthy/Getty

The actress sat front row at the Michael Kors show with her sister Robin, in a pretty pink, orange, and purple floral patterned dress and red pumps. She wore her blonde hair half-up, half-down and accessorized with pink drop earrings.

10 of 53

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Our March cover girl stunned at the Michael Kors runway show in a houndstooth fit and flare skirt and a black off-the-shoulder, ribbed crop top.

11 of 53

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The model went gray for Michael Kors's runway show, donning a single-sleeve turtleneck sweater and loose, suit-style pants. She wore her hair pulled back into a sleek ponytail and rocked a gorgeous purple lip.

12 of 53

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez
Presley Ann Slack/Getty

As the newest face of the brand, Gomez sat front row at the Coach runway show in an embellished leather jacket over a sheer dress, patterned with little yellow flowers.

13 of 53

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts
Presley Ann Slack/Getty

Roberts posed by her front row seat at Coach, looking chic in a red rose-printed dress with a lace neck and sheer sleeves.

14 of 53

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo
Craig Barritt/Getty

Culpo posed for the camera by her front row seat at John Paul Ataker in a white jumpsuit with a ruffled collar and black leather belt.

15 of 53

Paris and Nicky Hilton

Paris and Nicky Hilton
Mike Pont/WireImage

The sisters watched Dennis Basso's runway presentation from the front row, both in neutral-hued dresses and black heels.

16 of 53

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger
Cindy Ord/Getty

Kruger sat front row at the Tory Burch runway presentation and stunned in an orange and white patterned dress-over-pants ensemble, paired with pointed-toe pumps and a thin black choker.

17 of 53

Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle 
Cindy Ord/Getty

Belle rocked some preppy vibes at the Tory Burch show, donning a pink and green embellished midi dress and a green cardigan.

18 of 53

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore
Robin Marchant/Getty

At the Naeem Khan show, Moore sat front row in a black long-sleeve top tucked into black leather pants, and a fringed, floor-length vest. She finished off the look with black pumps and dangling silver earrings.

19 of 53

Jemima Kirke

Jemima Kirke
Gregory Pace/BEI/Shutterstock

Kirke posed for the camera in her front row seat at Oscar de la Renta, wearing a fur coat over a midi skirt and graphic tee, paired with red strappy pumps.

20 of 53

Tyga, Kylie Jenner, and Madonna

Tyga, Kylie Jenner, and Madonna
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The social media star and her boyfriend sat next to the singer at Philipp Plein's runway presentation, all three looking very rocker-chic.

21 of 53

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha
Andrew Toth/Getty

The model really knows how to wear a hoodie well, as proven by this look at the Philipp Plein runway show. She wore the blue, chain-link embellished hoodie with a matching blue and gold knee-length dress and gold strappy heels.

22 of 53

Paris Hilton, Olivia Culpo, and Nicky Hilton

Paris Hilton, Olivia Culpo, and Nicky Hilton
Monica Schipper/Getty

The sisters posed with the former Miss USA at the Phillip Plein runway show, Nicky and Culpo in sexy black dresses, and Paris in a dark purple and black patterned maxi dress, under a leather jacket.

23 of 53

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The model-of-the-moment sat front row at Philipp Plein looking gorgeous in a red shirtdress cinched at the waist with a thick belt. She finished off the look with a top knot and knee-high lace-up boots.

24 of 53

Huma Abedin, Priyanka Chopra, Diane Kruger, and Sarah Jessica Parker

Huma Abedin, Priyanka Chopra, Diane Kruger, and Sarah Jessica Parker
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The four women complemented each other with shades of purple at the Prabal Gurung runway show: Abedin in a purple floral dress, Chopra donning a pretty purple lip, Kruger in a sexy violet dress, and Parker in a white ensemble, featuring indigo brushstrokes on the bodice.

25 of 53

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Graham, looking flawless as ever in a black draped dress with white pom-poms on the shoulder and a white rope belt, posed by her front row seat at the Prabal Gurung fashion show.

26 of 53

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Palermo looked chic as always in a pair of black, wide-leg, cropped pants, a black turtleneck sweater, under a navy, velvet bomber jacket.

27 of 53

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The Gossip Girl alum sat front row at the Prabal Gurung runway presentation, in a metallic, purple midi dress with wide sleeves and a thigh-high slit.

28 of 53

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Culpo brought a pop of color to her look for the Public School runway show, adding a yellow jacket to her otherwise all-black ensemble.

29 of 53

Emily Ratajkowski, Alexa Chung, Christina Ricci and Rose Leslie

Emily Ratajkowski, Alexa Chung, Christina Ricci and Rose Leslie
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

The it-girls and actresses put on a pretty colorful display, sitting front row at Altuzarra.

30 of 53

Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo
Michael Stewart/WireImage

The fashionista and it-girl posed by her front row seat at Jonathan Simkhai's runway presentation, wearing a fur-collared brown leather jacket over a gray turtleneck sweater and gray skirt, with black knee-high boots.

31 of 53

Cindy Bruna

Cindy Bruna
Michael Stewart/WireImage

At the Jonathan Simkhai runway show, the model stunned in a black jumpsuit, featuring a lace illusion bodice and wide-leg pants.

32 of 53

Lindsay Ellingson

Lindsay Ellingson
Andrew Toth/Getty Images

The model attended the Jonathan Simkhai runway presentation in a black high-neck dress featuring a midi hemline and red and white embroidery along the bodice.

33 of 53

Coco Rocha

Coco Rocha
Desiree Navarro/WireImage

The model wore a gray and white plaid and floral pantsuit Christian Siriano's runway presentation during New York Fashion Week.

34 of 53

Alicia Silverstone, Alexa Chung, Juliette Lewis, Morena Baccarin, Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley

Alicia Silverstone, Alexa Chung, Juliette Lewis, Morena Baccarin, Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The glam actresses sat front row, cheering on their friend Christian Siriano at his runway presentation.

35 of 53

Ashley Benson and Barbara Palvin

Ashley Benson and Barbara Palvin
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The actress and model watched Jeremy Scott's runway show from the front row, Benson in a red leather skirt, black and yellow checkered top, and black leather jacket, and Palvin in a more feminine ensemble: a flowy white patterned dress and light-wash denim jacket.

36 of 53

Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie

Kylie Jenner and Sofia Richie
Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The social media stars sat side-by-side at Jeremy Scott's runway presentation, Jenner in a gold fringed two-piece outfit, and Richie in a green anorak jacket with a black crop top and black pants.

37 of 53

Emily Ratajkowski and Constance Jablonski

Emily Ratajkowski and Constance Jablonski
Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

Ratajkowski and Jablonski posed together by their front row seats at the Jason Wu show. Here, Ratajkowski wears a metallic gray midi dress and black boots, and Jablonski looks chic in a black knit sweater and simple black jeans.

38 of 53

Adriana Lima and Diane Kruger

Adriana Lima and Diane Kruger
Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

The model and actress' outfits complemented one another, Lima in a red satin dress and black leather jacket, and Kruger in a blue shiny skirt and navy blazer. The two were spotted sitting front row at the Jason Wu fashion show.

39 of 53

Olivia Culpo

Olivia Culpo
Gary Gershoff/WireImage

The it-girl sat front row at Cushnie et Ochs, in a peach blazer-inspired vest, and cropped black pants, and black pointed-toe heels.

40 of 53

Rowan Blanchard

Rowan Blanchard
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

The Girl Meets World actress sat front row at the Milly runway show, looking cute in a white skirt and pink blouse with a black, sheer neckline, and pink and blue bows, paired with strappy black heels and a black clutch.

41 of 53

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The young actress attended Friday's Calvin Klein Runway show, looking adorable as always in dark-wash jeans and a leather jacket.

42 of 53

Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The Moonlight actress posed for the camera by her front row seat at the Calvin Klein show, wearing a plaid top featuring an asymmetrical hemline, and matching plaid pants.

43 of 53

Alina Cho & Diane von Furstenberg

Alina Cho & Diane von Furstenberg
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The television correspondent and designer sat side-by-side at the Calvin Klein show, DVF looking chic as always in a navy fur coat over a black dress, and Cho in a bright, patterned frock.

44 of 53

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The actress sat front row at Calvin Klein looking sleek and fresh-faced in leather pants, a plain tee, and a black peacoat.

45 of 53

Lauren Hutton & Brooke Shields

Lauren Hutton & Brooke Shields
Clint Spaulding/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

The supermodels watched the Calvin Klein runway show from their front row seats. Hutton wore a tan dress, brown booties, and a long black coat, and Shields stunned in a leather jacket over a white tee, black skirt, and black, pointed-toe heels.

46 of 53

A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The rapper looked cool as always at the Calvin Klein show, in a pair of orange puffer-style overalls, over a yellow fleece zip-up.

47 of 53

Julianne Moore & Gwyneth Paltrow

Julianne Moore & Gwyneth Paltrow
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The A-listers sat front row at the Calvin Klein show, Moore dressed in an all black ensemble, and Paltrow rocking some neutral hues.

48 of 53

Alexa Chung & Karlie Kloss

Alexa Chung & Karlie Kloss
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

At the Calvin Klein runway show, Chung stunned in a white crochet dress over a gray slip, and Kloss wore a black turtleneck and matching black pants.

49 of 53

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The actress went with fresh-faced makeup to complement her simple outfit at the Calvin Klein show: a Calvin Klein tee and blue jeans.

50 of 53

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

The director posed for the camera by her front row seat at Calvin Klein in black pants, a navy sweater over a white button-down, and pointed-toe black booties.

51 of 53

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker
Clint Spaulding/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

We're loving Parker's long jacquard coat, which she paired with red-tinted sunglasses, and sparkling metallic heels for the Calvin Klein runway show.

52 of 53

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Gwyneth Paltrow went for basic black to watch Kendall Jenner and Naomi Campbell walk in the La Perla fall 2017 NYFW show. She topped off her plunging lacy black dress with a black jacket and opaque tights and wore her strands in tousled waves.

53 of 53

Olivia Culpo, Alexa Chung, & Leigh Lezark

Olivia Culpo, Alexa Chung, & Leigh Lezark
Michael Stewart/WireImage

The it-girls sat front row at the Noon by Noor show, Culpo in a black ensemble with a sheer neckline and sheer sleeves, Chung in a gray pantsuit, and Lezark in black pants, a black embellished shirt, and a beige trench coat.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles