If fashion designers treat their front-row seats like an überexclusive dinner party, then we can only imagine the cocktail conversations inspired by them. Here's a roundup of the most curious celebrity groupings at fashion shows spanning Milan to New York.
Nicki Minaj, Anna Wintour
The <em>Vogue </em> Editor-in-Chief silently thanks the "Superbass" singer's day-glo ensemble for justifying her omnipresent shades. (Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 NYFW)
Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Olsen, Lana del Rey
Despite the presence of the "Downton Abbey" girls, this all-star seating arrangement is all upstairs, no downstairs. (Mulberry LFW Autumn/Winter 2012)
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
And then they flicked their thumbs up in the air and said, "You got it, dude!"
Kanye West, Milla Jovovich, Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush
Oh, what a difference three years can make. Perhaps Kanye West is sulking because he already had designs on Kim Kardashian, then together with Reggie Bush. (Y-3 Autumn/Winter 2009-10 Show)
Lindsay Lohan, Taylor Momsen
The audience begins to wonder if Lindsay Lohan and Taylor Momsen know that the show hasn't started yet. (G-Star Raw's Spring/Summer 2010 NYWFW)
Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Alexa Chung, Mary-Kate Olsen
Freida Pinto reassures her "Slumdog Millionaire" co-star and boyfriend that it'll all be over soon. (Burberry Spring/Summer 2010 LFW)
Liv Tyler, Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow
Liv Tyler and Emma Watson stare on as Gwyneth Paltrow talks up her GOOP newsletter to an unsuspecting bystander for the 100th time. (Burberry Front Row: Spring/Summer 2010 - London Fashion Week)
Jared Leto, Chace Crawford, Ryan Phillippe, Kellen Lutz
After shaking his hand, Ryan Phillippe kindly asks Jared Leto if he didn't get the boys-in-blazers memo. (Calvin Klein Men's Collection- Front Row - Fall 2010 MBFW)
Kelly Osbourne, Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin tries not to cry after the "Fashion Police" star criticizes her for wearing the same electric shade of green. (Nanette Lepore - Front Row - Fall 2010 MBFW)
Jennifer Lopez, Bradley Cooper, Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks, after five minutes of sitting in silence: "Jesus, doesn't anybody watch 'Mad Men' here?"
Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith
Willow Smith does her best to try to ignore the man adjacent to her who, upon meeting her, whipped his hair back and forth a little too many times. (Emporio Armani - Front Row: Milan Fashion Week Womenswear S/S 2011)