Front Row Democracy—SSENSE

From corner offices to reserved seats at fashion shows, the real estate of success is evolving.

A front row seat at a fashion show, like the corner office, is a hierarchical marker. Signalled through design and architecture, its value comes not just from the view it affords, but through appearing to have it. A public display of achievement, the corner office and front row are so synonymous with success that they’ve become a metonymy: they mean that you made it—you’re on top of the food chain.

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