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We all know that the more famous you become and the richer you get, the more you’ll get things for free. Call it the paradox of celebrity if you will. As Fashion Week wraps up in New York, many A-list to C-List celebrities are not only winding down from the whirlwind of shows but also cashing their checks for showing up and sitting in the front rows. Who would’ve thought that fashion houses would actually pay to get their coveted seats filled by the likes of Beyonce, The Olsen Twins and Rihanna.

Fashionista.com investigated and discovered how much labels like Miss Sixty and Rock & Republic pay to have their front rows lined with pop culture royalty.
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)

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