09/16/2011 05:45 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Nigel Barker On Runway Calamities, Swag And Front Row Friends (VIDEO)

Nigel Barker has plenty of pals in the front row at New York Fashion Week. The "America's Next Top Model" judge tells Stylelist he gets many requests to be "seat partners" with his famous friends.

What else did we want to know about the celebrity lensman? In the video below, Barker sounds off on his most memorable fashion-show swag, runway calamities he's witnessed and his first foray into the industry at age 17.

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