You think celebs just go to fashion shows to see the fashions? And maybe get their picture taken? Oh no, my friend. It’s big business. The designers need them there to get them press and give their brands “buzz.” The celebrities know it and charge accordingly. Fashionista breaks down for us the cost of putting those stars in the front row. Be prepared to cry into your W2s, you job-toiling peon.
A-List Stars: Rihanna ($100,000 or more), Beyonce ($80,000-$100,000), Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen ($80,000 each), Julianne Moore ($60,000 for Tommy Hilfiger), Maggie Gyllanhal ($60,000 for Tommy Hilfiger), 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 Stars: 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), Clive Owen ($10,000), Kristen Bell (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of).
C-List Stars: 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 Stars: Paris Hilton (free or UNINVITED), Jersey Shore cast (UNINVITED), America’s Next Top Model Winners (free).