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The 12 Strangest Fashion Week Bedfellows of All Time

I'm'a let you finish, but Kanye sat in the most awkward front row of all time.

By Melissa Maynard

After a whirlwind fashion month, we already miss watching fresh trends hit the runway on the daily. But what we'll really miss—apart from the shoes—is seeing the unlikely celebrity combos that fill those coveted front-row seats. (Grace and Anna? Try Anna and a bawling North West!) As we prepare to bid au revoir to the style-filled month, here's a look back at some of its most deliciously unexpected seatmates of all time.

1. Jeremy Scott, September 8, 2017, Paris, France

Proud poppa Lionel Richie was sandwiched in between 16-year-old Isabela Moner of Transformers: The Last Night and artist Young Paris, as he watched his daughter Sofia Richie walk the runway at the Jeremy Scott Spring 2018 show during New York Fashion Week. 

2. Christian Dior, September 30, 2016, Paris, France

At Christian Dior’s Spring/Summer 2017 show during Paris Fashion Week, we spotted Bianca Jagger front row. The edgy fashion icon needs no introduction—but you may not recognize her seatmate right away. For the record, he's Peter Marino, an architect who has worked with clients like Ermenegildo Zegna, Christian Dior, Fendi, and Louis Vuitton. And boy, do we love the moto-chic ensemble he's built here.

3. Dolce & Gabbana, September 25, 2016, Milan, Italy

At Dolce & Gabbana’s SS17 fashion show, controversial teen model Thylane Blondeau sat next to Pamela Anderson's sons, Dylan Jagger Lee and Brandon Thomas Lee. Yep, a whole lof of what?? going on there. We aren't shocked about the boys' good looks, though: after all, mom was a Baywatch babe.

4. Michael Costello, September 8, 2016, New York City

At first glance, this photo may look a little more 2004 than 2016. But, that dateline's not a typo: Paris Hilton is back on the scene. She even walked the runway in Philipp Plein's Spring/Summer '17 show in Milan. At Michael Costello’s RTW Spring fashion show in New York City, the heiress sat next to her brother Barron Hilton II, just a few seats down from model Petra Nemcova.

5. Carmen Marc Valvo, September 15, 2015, New York City

Legendary fashion plate Iris Apfel was spotted between stylist Elysze Held and Whoopi Goldberg at the Carmen Marc Valvo Women's and Men's Collection Spring/Summer 2016 show during New York Fashion Week. We're dying to know what Ms. Apfel thought of Whoopi's patterned crocks.

6. Yeezy Season 1, February 12, 2015, New York City

North definitely wasn't feeling it at the Adidas Originals x Kanye West Yeezy show. Her mini meltdown—staged between Beyoncé and Anna Wintour, no less—made the rounds on Twitter.

Grandma Kris Jenner also posted about the chic wails on her personal Instagram.

A photo posted by Kris Jenner (@krisjenner) on

"Best pic AHAHAHAH North got a little fussy waiting for Daddy's Show to start!!! We took her backstage for a snack right after this but just had to the patience of @beyonce #AnnaWintour @kimkardashian #NYFW #YeezySeason #mommymoment."

7. Stella McCartney, March 3, 2014, Paris, France

Stella McCartney's hunky husband Alasdhair Willis sat next to Rihanna, who was clad in head-turning orange shades, at his wife’s fall/winter show back in 2014.

8. Burberry Prorsum, September 16, 2013, London, England

Note to self: If we want to sit next to A-list Actress Sienna Miller, we should pick up bass guitar. At London Fashion Week, musicians Simon Neil, Alison Mosshart, and Paloma Faith were spotted front row next to the actress at Burberry Prorsum's show at Kensington Gardens.

9. Carolina Herrera, September 12, 2011, New York City

Rapper Nicki Minaj was flanked by W magazine editor Stefano Tonchi and Anna Wintour during during Carolina Herrera's Spring 2012 runway show. The rapper dressed for the occasion in bright colors capped with a blonde bouffant.

10. Emilio Pucci, September 25, 2010, Milan, Italy


A list like this can't be complete without Italian Fashion Editor Anna Piaggi, who passed away in 2012. (Guess which one she is: The late photographer Bill Cunningham once described the eclectic editor as "a fine poet with clothes.") Here, she makes a major style statement at the Emilio Pucci show in Milan, seated between Blogger Bryanboy and Fashion Journalist Anna Dello Russo.

11. Burberry Prorsum, February 23, 2010, London, England

Behold this unique assortment of uncomfortable-looking actresses at the Burberry Prorsum show in London: Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart, Claire Danes, and Mia Wasikowska all seem somewhat perplexed.

12. Y-3, February 15, 2009, New York City

Well, this is awkward. Back in 2009, Kim K. was dating NFL player Reggie Bush—and sat just a seat away from current husband Kanye West. Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich was the future Mr. and Mrs. West's only buffer. And as an honorable mention, let's pour one out for that time #RHONY fashion expert Heather Thomson sat beside P. Diddy. Amazing.

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