>> Courtesy of style.com:
Have people finally had it with front-row celebrities and the inevitable delays and other hassles they cause? One designer, whose show is among the most coveted and hard-to-come-by invites of the week, is considering declining a request for tickets from fashion week's most omnipresent (and, thanks to her bulked-up bodyguards, most exasperating) celeb, Janet Jackson.
My guess? McQueen. And I love him for that. Especially because Janet took Hilary Alexander's front row seat at YSL.
The whole of the celebrity hijinks, as WWD tells it:
The celebrity scene at Yves Saint Laurent Thursday evening became a bit little untidy as expected guests Katie Holmes and Victoria Beckham were nowhere to be seen just as the show was ready to get under way. It was then that a late-arriving Lenny Kravitz was ushered to the seats destined for the two stars. Just as the lights dimmed and the music kicked in, Janet Jackson and her posse suddenly rambled in to find their seats already filled. Not to worry, The Daily Telegraph's fashion scribe, Hilary Alexander, sacrificed her seat to the songstress. But that wasn't the end. Ten minutes into the show, Holmes and Beckham arrived together. They had to stand for awhile, but eventually seats were found for the two late arrivals. The more punctual glitterati include Kanye West, Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux and Pierre Bergé.
Sad that the real YSL VIPs -- Deneuve, Catroux, and Berge -- can all make it on time, but the other self-important VIPs cannot.