At Paris Fashion Week, These Fashion Editors Are The Stars of the Front Row

They sit front row at all the best Paris Fashion Week shows, looking unbelievably chic in their high-fashion wares while scrutinizing each look that comes down the runway. And no, we’re not talking about Paris regulars like Rihanna, Jessica Alba, and Olivia Palermo. We’re talking about the ladies who go behind the scenes in the world of fashion to decide which designs to wear and share with their readers: the fashion editors. Though they may not create the media frenzy that A-list celebrities do when taking their rightful place on the front row, you better believe that their fashion is both on point and, many times, ahead of the curve. Here, we’ve rounded up seven fashion editors whose sense of style is just as impressive — if not more so — than many of the fashion-forward celebrities sitting front row at Paris Fashion Week.

by Mary Avant

Anna Wintour

Who else could we start this roundup with than the queen of fashion herself, Anna Wintour? The Vogue editor graces the front row at every show she attends (well, almost every show) in outfits that never fail to impress, including this classically Wintour ensemble at the Chanel show.

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Miroslava Duma

Half the time, we can’t tell this pint-sized fashion editor from a model straight off the runway, thanks to her uncanny ability to seamlessly pull off high-fashion pieces in everyday life. She’s had a slew of fabulous looks at Paris Fashion Week, but it was this voluminous, architectural ensemble at Giambattista Valli that really wowed us.

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Anna Dello Russo

A street style phenom and fashion devotee, the Vogue Japan editor-at-large is no stranger to the front row show after show. And this in-your-face look, which she donned while taking in the recent Givenchy collection, couldn’t show off her bold, fearless fashion sense any better.

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Giovanna Battaglia

The W magazine and Vogue Japan editor is often Dello Russo’s partner in crime, but her fashion sense stands on its own, as evidenced by this casual printed number she wore to Givenchy.

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Franca Sozzani

With a wardrobe full of amazing outerwear and understated dresses, the Italian Vogue editor’s style screams “chic” and “European” at every turn. Her outfit at the Giambattista Valli show — complete with its envy-inducing red coat and adorable oversized-buckle heels — was just one in a long stream of fabulous looks she’s worn at Paris Fashion Week.

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Carine Roitfeld

Is there anyone other than former Vogue Paris EIC and current CR Fashion Book editor that could show up to the Nina Ricci show in a trash bag trench coat and make it look good? We didn’t think so.

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Emmanuelle Alt

As editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, having a super-high-fashion wardrobe is a given. That’s why it’s so refreshing to see Alt showing up to some of the biggest fashion shows of the season, including Balmain, wearing an outfit so casual only a true style pro could master it.

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