Front-Row Friends: Celebrity Pairings at New York Fashion Week (PHOTOS)

09/16/2011 08:02 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

One of our favorite New York Fashion Week activities-- besides, of course, studying the collections -- is checking out who was seated with whom in the front row.

At this season's shows, we saw sister acts (Beyonce and Solange, Elle and Dakota Fanning), model pals (Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell) and more random associations (Nicki Minaj and Elettra Wiedemann).

We also spotted plenty of fashion royalty mingling -- for example, Anna Wintour and Valentino Garavani at Diane Von Furstenberg.

Here, a closer look at some of our favorite front-row friends.

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