Celebrities: My First Fashion Show Was...

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Celebrities: My First Fashion Show Was...

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There's only one thing more exciting than watching a fashion show—star-spotting who's in the front row! InStyle.com caught up with some celebrity front row favorites to find out their first-ever fashion show memories. Click to see them at their Fashion Week debuts and get the inside scoop.

RACHEL BILSON
"One that stands out is my first Chanel show. It was like watching theater. It was so magnificent."

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ASHLEY GREENE

ASHLEY GREENE
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"The first fashion shows that I went to were in Milan—Dolce amp Gabbana, Gucci, and Armani to name a few. I was like 'Oh my God, what's going on?!' They were such fun shows. It was absolutely incredible."

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EMMA ROBERTS

EMMA ROBERTS
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"I don't exactly remember my first, but the first few times I sat in front row, I was just in awe. I love the fashion world. I am obsessed with models. I know all of their names!"

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MALIN AKERMAN

MALIN AKERMAN
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"I believe my first show was Luca Luca in New York for Fashion Week. I was overwhelmed! The models were really tall and beautiful. When you see something in person, you see the material and the quality of the clothing. It's such an art form. It's like a walking piece of art."

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JESSICA CHASTAIN

JESSICA CHASTAIN
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"I love fashion so much. I've been really lucky—I've gotten to see shows in Paris, like Louis Vuitton. Those fashion shows become emotional to me. The music, the lighting—they're works of art. It's incredibly exciting that I get to be a part of that by being invited by these wonderful designers."

06 of 15

SOPHIA BUSH

SOPHIA BUSH
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"This wasn't my first fashion show, but I remember the first time I saw Monique Lhuillier before anybody really knew her. After the show, I went up to her and said, 'You are going to be so famous. I'm having heart palpitations after that collection.' And she said, 'Thank you so much. That is so sweet.' Fashion is amazing to me. It's like architecture. It's like art. I just think that it's so beautiful."

07 of 15

CAMILLA BELLE

CAMILLA BELLE
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"My first show was Chanel when I was 19. I went for my 19th birthday to Paris and it was the most amazing experience. The same week I went to Dior. It was unforgettable."

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GARCELLE BEAUVAIS

GARCELLE BEAUVAIS
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"I believe my first show was Tommy Hilfiger and it was the longest runway I have ever seen! It went on forever! I used to model back in the day, but I was watching this one. It was so exciting."

09 of 15

KATE MARA

KATE MARA
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"I think Zac Posen was my first. I didn't feel like I deserved to be sitting in the front row. I was like, 'How did I get a ticket sitting at these shows? This is so much fun!' You never feel more girly than you do sitting front row at a fashion show."

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ELIZABETH OLSEN

ELIZABETH OLSEN
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"My first Fashion Week experience ever was my sisters' (Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen) fashion show for The Row. I liked it. I enjoy clothing and fashion, and it was fun to represent their work because they work around the clock."

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JENNIFER MORRISON

JENNIFER MORRISON
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"I got to see Chanel in 2008, along with Celine, Costume National, and Jean Baptiste Valle. I actually got to be in Jean Baptiste's studio the day before the show, so I got to see all the last-minute tweaks. The artistry of some of those clothes is just mind-boggling."

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ZOOEY DESCHANEL

ZOOEY DESCHANEL
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"The first one was Los Angeles Fashion Week a while ago. But I went to New York Fashion Week and sang at Erin Fetherston's show and went to Marc Jacob's show in the past. That was really exciting because the New York fashion is pretty amazing."

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NICOLE SCHERZINGER

NICOLE SCHERZINGER
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"The very first fashion show I went to was actually Edun, which is run by Bono and his wife Ali Hewson. It's all organic, natural clothing, and it was beautiful."

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PERREY REEVES

PERREY REEVES
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"One of my earliest was Gregory Parkinson. I wore one of his dresses to the Emmys in 1994, so I've known him for a long time. I just remember thinking 'I need to get really successful so I can wear all of this!'"

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ELISHA CUTHBERT

ELISHA CUTHBERT
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"Mine was Marc Jacobs in New York about five years ago. It was thrilling and very exciting. It was late, so the anticipation was very high, and then I realized that the show was very, very quick. I was surprised at all this hype and it was over in 20 minutes! But it's just a fun time, especially if you like clothes."

—Sharon Clott, with reporting by Scott Huver, Lindzi Scharf, and Andrea Simpson

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