Even though Chanel, Louis Vuitton and other brands are household names in their own right, it always helps to have some starpower to back it up.

This has become even more evident in recent years as the various fashion weeks attract actors, influencers and musicians from all walks of life. Part of this is due to partnerships, like Charlize Theron's numerous ad campaigns with Dior, and the many red carpet events that require only the most fashionable designer ensembles. 

But fashion week wasn't always this way. It seems that the exclusive and celebrity nature of fashion week was heightened with the rise of social media and influencer marketing. After all, in this day and age, if it isn't shared on Instagram, did it even happen?

So where did it all start? Well, 2010 was an indicator that the fashion world was experiencing a shift. That was the year Anna Wintour rubbed shoulders with Blake Lively in the front row, the Kardashians were ever-present and the cast of Gossip Girl was practically everywhere. 

To see the runway shows that boasted A-list guests from all areas, check out the gallery below!

Fashion Week 2010, Anna Wintour, Blake Lively

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Fashion Week 2010, Chace Crawford, Ryan Phillippe, Kellan Lutz, Mehcad Brooks

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Fashion Week 2010, Susan Sarandon, Demi Moore, Brooke Shields

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Fashion Week 2010, Ciara

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Fashion Week 2010, Christine Teigen

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Fashion Week 2010, Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington

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Fashion Week 2010, Gwen Stefani

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Fashion Week 10, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Scott Disick

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Fashion Week 2010, Taylor Swift


Fashion Week 10, Rihanna

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Fashion Week 2010, Kanye West, Rashida Jones

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Fashion Week 2010, Gabrielle Union, Kristin Cavallari, Denise Richards

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Fashion Week 10, Leighton Meester, Rashida Jones

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Fashion Week 10, Anna Wintour, Serena Williams

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Fashion Week 10, Sarah Jessica Parker

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Fashion Week 10, Keira Knightley

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Fashion Week 10, Karl Lagerfeld, Florence Welch

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Fashion Week 10, Rachel Bilson

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Fashion Week 10, Claire Danes, Jessica Alba

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Fashion Week 10, Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom

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Fashion Week 10, Kelly Rowland, Ashlee Simpson

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Fashion Week 2010, Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake

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Fashion Week 2010, John Galliano, Lindsay Lohan

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Fashion Week 2010, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kate Hudson, Kristen Stewart

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