Red Carpet Darling (Kerry Washington, January Jones) Exclusive: $40,000-$60,000 Red Carpet Darling Non-Exclusive: From $15,000 to generous non-monetary compensation such as flights, hotels, transportation, clothing
Reality TV Star/Buzzy “Celeb” (Bethenny Frankel, Kris Humphries): Between $0 and $5000, plus non-monetary compnesation depending on the brand.
A-list Bloggers: $0 to possible non-monetary compensation
It really bothers me that some get paid so much. I even find travel compensation wrong but I can see it that the brands need the celebs to help get buzz and compensation to get there is more realistic/understandable. But to then pay some $100,000?
The stars must then be practically in contract to wear some of the designer at events.
I feel like this only applies to those celebrities you rarely see at fashion shows (the ones that stand out like odd ducks). I doubt those like Kanye West, Kate Bosworth, the Olsen twins, & Chloë Sevigny are paid to sit in the front row. They seem to have a genuine interest in fashion.
With all that money the could rather pay the models who do their job and work their asses off instead of celebs that have enough of it already.
I would have thought it was privileged enough to sit in front row.
Gross! I previously thought celebs attended fashion shows to stay 'on radar.' Reading that they get paid pisses me off. As someone else remarked: wasn't the front row supposed to be a privilege that you earned your way to?
I suppose if you're a celeb who fronts a brand (pun intended), the front row pay could be considered part of your salary, but even so, it's ridiculous. Is fashion that desparate they need to pay celebrities to attend? And are celebrities so cheap, they'll attend fashion shows just so they can get photographed? Seriously, this makes me dislike multimedia conglomerate culture all the more. I'm sure it's always been bad, but all this fakery is beyond gross. (I think some celebrities are genuinely interested in fashion, but they shouldn't have be paid for showing up.)
I think the Paris fashion shows carry more weight for stars who are A-list or starlets moving up the A-list. I've read that the brands will fly them over, dress them, put them up in a five-star hotel, 24-hour driver, etc... and it's all in exchange for the girl to get the press of being at the show. Of course, the girls chosen have to fit the brand. Like the one year Miu Miu had Jennifer Lawrence, Mila Kunis and Haillee Steinfeld---all new awards contenders at the time.