See Fashion Week’s Front-Row Stars

Fashion Week drew an array of celebrities to its runway-side seats, from NBA giant Dwyane Wade to Beyoncé, Bono, and more.

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It's not simply that a professional basketball player popped up at a fashion show, it's that he sat with none other than Vogue's Anna Wintour.
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Wintour also welcomed pop starlet Nicki Minaj to join her at the Carolina Herrera show, providing a prime photo opp of side-by-side puffballs and blonde wigs to high-end ready-to-wear and that signature bob.
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What makes the presence of unlikely celebrities so delightful — in Fashion Week's case, any massive NBA star fits that bill — is, for fashion nerds, their fleeting rapport with esteemed editors. Case in point: LeBron James and Stefano Tonchi looking equally dapper at Michael Bastian.
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Renee Zellweger showed up to scope out her longtime favorite designer, Carolina Herrera's Spring 2012 collection, posing with fellow actress Olivia Munn in ladylike nude and pastel day dresses.
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Sitting front-row to see their sister, Kylie Jenner, make her runway debut in Avril Lavigne's Abbey Dawn show were Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian; along with Kim's husband, Kris Humphries, and Lavigne's boyfriend, stepbrother Brody Jenner.
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While Lincoln Center buzzed over Beyoncé's surprise appearance at the J. Crew show, former Secretary of State and, it should be noted, former world superpower, Madeleine Albright dropped in on Vera Wang's show.
Beyoncé made it over to Vera Wang as well, flanking the front row with her sister, Solange, La La Anthony, Kim Kardashian and designer Rachel Roy.
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Wintour found herself sandwiched between two different types of it-girls at Rodarte: Rooney Mara on the left, and Taylor Swift (somewhat surprisingly) on the right.
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Kirstie Alley, an apparent friend of the designer, actually walked at the Zang Toi show, in characteristic over-the-top fashion.
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It wouldn't be Fashion Week without a Real Housewife showing up somewhere, right? Ramona Singer was among the audience at the Zang Toi show.
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Looking like an angelic, photo-corrected version of themselves, the sisters Fanning, Dakota and Elle, stopped by the Rodarte show.
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Sending fashion girls (and boys) into a swoon, not to mention photographers into a flashbulb frenzy was Justin Timberlake, sitting front-row at Oscar de la Renta.
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Hey, Michael Stipe: the REM frontman hit up Theyskens' Theory.
Tibi drew cool girls Olivia Palermo, Sophia Bush, and Emma Roberts to the front row.
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Yoko Ono made a rare appearance, sitting beside her son, Sean (and Vogue editor-at-large Hamish Bowles) at the threeASFOUR show.
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In a moment that likely had their publicists' hearts pounding, Veronica Webb and singer Corinne Bailey Rae posed for a photo op in matching dresses at Sophie Theallet.
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Huffington Post queen Arianna Huffington took a fashion break at the Nanette Lepore show.
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She may be the face of the fall ad campaigns, but Lara Stone wasn't one of the models walking the runway for Calvin Klein's Spring 2012 show. Instead, she took it in -- in Calvin Klein, of course -- from the front row.
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