The (expensive!) secrets of the front-row

At the Burberry show. In the red circle: The Digitalistas!

I was triggered by the article on fashionista.com about how much brands pay for celebs to sit front-row. I’m still planning to write an article about the secrets of the front-row. Like why it is so important to have a famous front-row (media attention!!!), why get those rich people the best goodiebags (not fair!!!)  and what do you have to do to get a front-row seat (become a blogger, LOL).  

But after reading the article on fashionista.com, suddenly the idea of becoming a real celeb pops up in my mind. It’s just not normal how much money they get to just sit down front-row on their lazy little asses, watching a fashion show in the most beautiful and of course free clothes. And posing for my camera? No way!!

When we were in at the Burberry show in London last season it was impossible to make a (nice to show at home) snapshot of little Mary-Kate Olsen because her big angry bodyguard scared me of.
So, how much do they get, you wonder. Well, sit down…

A-List
Rihanna ($100,000 or more)
Beyonce ($80,000-$100,000)
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ($80,000 each)
Julianne Moore ($60,000)
Maggie Gyllanhal ($60,000)
Chloe Sevigny ($60,000 or more)
Jennifer Lopez (circa 2005: $80,000; circa 2010: $30,000)
Lindsay Lohan (circa 2006: $60,000; circa 2010; UNINVITED)
Colin Firth (pre-A Single Man: $5,000; post-A Single Man: $15,000)

B-List
Blake Lively ($50,000)
Leighton Meester ($40,000)
Hillary Duff ($40,000)
Other Gossip Girl cast members ($25,000 a piece)
Jared Leto ($25,000)
Cliven Owen ($10,000)
Kristen Bell (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)

C-List
Kim Kardashian ($35,000-$50,000)
Amanda Bynes ($25,000-$30,000)
Eliza Dushku (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)

D-List
Paris Hilton (free or UNINVITED)
Jersey Shore cast (UNINVITED)
America’s Next Top Model Winners (free)

Note: Fashionista.com tapped industry insiders to break down the cost of putting of celebrity in your front row by class of star.

For $80.000, this is all I got!
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