Am I naive? I guess I am.
I thought celebs went to fashion shows because they were a fan of the designer and got a few amazing gowns and a wardrobe for showing up. Well, yes they do get that, plus they got freakin paid! YUP. The Hollywood Reporter talked to a snitch and that snitch laid it all out! So who gets paid what? Check out the fees after the jump.
At the top of the pay scale is Rihanna — one British publication reports she was paid about $97,500 to attend Karl Lagerfeld‘s fall 2012 show in Paris!
Another wild rumor is that Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain was paid $800,000 to do photo ops at last year’s Armani Prive show! This was denied by reps, but a stylist insider says, “Of course, a lot of shows do pay, some more than others — $800,000 is totally exaggerated.” (The fee likely was closer to $80,000.) Whatever, that is still a bag full of cash!
Fashionista.com published a fee list in 2010 indicating that Beyonce received up to $100,000 for a front-row perch and pegging Blake Lively and Kim Kardashian in the $50,000 range, which, along with Chloe Sevigny‘s $65,000, per the U.K. pub, is in keeping with industry averages.