The Most Iconic Front Rows Of Fashion Week That You’ve Probably Forgotten

Fashion month has officially started, so let's celebrate with a trip down memory lane...

Nicky and Paris Hilton

by Victoria Gill |
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New York Fashion Week is upon us and, after a few seasons of digital-only shows and events, the catwalk is back with a bang. The best news, of course, is that this is just the first city to serve up celebs, street style and a whole lot of new clothes for us to enjoy. Next week, we'll have London Fashion Week, closely followed by Milan and then Paris.

To celebrate the return of fashion week as we know it, we thought we'd treat you to a helping of nostalgia, looking back at some of the most incredible front rows of all time. From unlikely celebrity combos to a cameo appearance from Her Majesty The Queen, you really couldn't make some of these up...


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Kim Kardashian West, North West, Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Anna Wintour

Baby North West, who scored a coveted seat next to Anna Wintour, did not play ball on the front row of her dad's show during New York Fashion Week AW15,

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The Queen and Anna Wintour

The most iconic front row moment of all time happened at Richard Quinn, when the queen of fashion, Anna Wintour, sat next to the actual Queen.

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Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Annie Clark and Naomie Harris

Burberry always pulled in the star power for its front row. At SS16, Suki Waterhouse, Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Annie Clark and Naomie Harris made one of its most megawatt line-ups.

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Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour

North West didn't let the best seat in the house, on her mother's lap next to Dame Anna Wintour, stop her from pouting before the start of Yeezy Season 2.

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David and Harper Beckham

David Beckham, along with the adorable two year-old Harper, naturally sat front row at Victoria Beckham AW14.

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Juliette Lewis, Kelly Osbourne and Zendaya

Juliette Lewis, Kelly Osbourne and Zendaya perfect their front row poses at Christian Siriano.

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Ellie Goulding, Nicola Roberts, Harry Styles, Nick Grimshaw and Kelly Osbourne

Spotted on the front row of celeb-favourite House of Holland, is this the best pop group that never happened?

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Ellie Goulding, Kanye West and Sienna Miller

Gathered on the front row to watch Burberry SS12, Ellie Goulding, Kanye West and Sienna Miller all got the leather memo.

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Mandy Moore, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

They now have their own luxury label, The Row, but back in the early '00s, the Olsens showed their support for one of their favourites, Marc Jacobs.

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Britney Spears

Britney Spears doubled down on her love for double denim on the front row at House of Field.

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Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Alexa Chung and Mary-Kate Olsen

Christopher Bailey assembled a glamorous line-up - Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Alexa Chung and Mary-Kate Olsen - for Burberry Prorsum SS10.

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Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham

Two icons of the front row - VB and J.Lo - sat side by side for the Marc Jacobs SS09 show.

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Paris and Nicky Hilton

The Hilton sisters powered through fashion weeks of the '00s - pictured here on the front row of Lacoste circa 2005 - with their flip phones for company.

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Anne Hathaway and Jessica Simpson

Anne Hathaway, who was yet to star in The Devil Wears Prada, and Jessica Simpson had mixed reactions at the Luca Luca Couture show in September 2004.

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