Pippa Middleton Renders Rosario Dawson and Peaches Geldof Invisible in the Front Row at London Fashion Week

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Pippa Middleton is seen at the front row during the Temperley runway show at London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012 at the British Museum on September 19, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Pippa! (Rosario Dawson is in the red lace, but the cropping on this photo is a good metaphor for who mattered more to everyone there.) Photo: Tim Whitby/2011 Getty Images

Kate Middleton can't go to Fashion Week. She'd probably like to, sure, but she's the princess in a bad economy, doesn't want to be seen as a clothes horse (or so they say), and can't use one of her scarce public appearances to look frivolous in the front row of a fashion show. This is where being Pippa Middleton really comes in handy — Pippa doesn't have to only go outside to help a charity or be seen doing her own grocery shopping in an alleged act of normalcy. She can also do things she simply feels like doing, such as go to a fashion show, without looking like the national bimbo. And so, wearing a dress with a graphic of a big tire on it, she sat her famous rear down in the front row of the Temperley show, next to Rosario Dawson, and a couple seats down from Peaches Geldof, who may as well have just gone home at that point. (Temperley designed her green bridesmaid dress.) Another great thing about being Pippa: When it's all over, she can go to one of those nightclubs she and her sister like and get trashed from test tube shots if she damn well pleases.