The Front Row at Fashion Week: A Brief History

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In an age where major designers are rarely without a special celebrity match at their runway shows,  it's easy to think that the obsession with who attends Fashion Week and where they sit is new. While it may be true that there are more celebrity showgoers than ever before (not always a good thing), the front row was speckled with socialites and starlets long before Anna Wintour sat beside Nikki Minaj. Yet one element remains constant: The grave seriousness with which one must watch a model wear a dress. Click through the slideshow for a glimpse into the glamorous front rows of Fashion Weeks past.

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