My job requires me to go backstage and document the madness. I always thought being backstage would be a lot more glamorous, but it’s really not. At all. I feel terrible for pretty much everyone involved, but especially for the models! They’re constantly being pulled and pushed like little dolls! Fashion week isn’t even officially over and most of the models I encountered today were completely agitated, except for the few who have experienced this more than once or twice. Which is surprisingly rare considering how young these poor girls are.
I’m amazed at how talented the artists are for putting the models together so beautifully in under 2 hours. It’s really just lots of hype, and a means for fashion people to confirm their status by what row they’re seated in at shows. But, of course, the designers make beautiful clothing and of course have been doing this season after season after season, and never fail to show their true talent.
Anyway. New York Fashion week. Interesting experience, nonetheless.
Oh, and if you were curious about what show each photo was from, hover over the bottom of the photo and a caption will magically appear!