For some, Fashion Week is all about famous designers, front-row guests and of course, the fabulous new ensembles – but we can all agree that none of it would be nearly as glamorous without those enviably beautiful Fashion Week models. More than just a parade of pretty faces, many of these ladies have become industry movers and shakers in their own right, turning heads and setting trends. What have the models of New York Fashion Week been getting up to behind the scenes?
The event’s top models have kept fans informed of their Fashion Week schedule every step of the way with an endless stream or Tweets and Instagram snaps online. Victoria’s Secret Angel Karlie Kloss (above) has shared numerous pics of herself posing with fellow models and designers between catwalk appearances. “It’s a family reunion” says Kloss, who flew in on the red-eye following the Grammys in LA especially to be in New York and get onto the runway for Caroline Herrara. The 20-year-old supermodel kept Fashion Week a family affair, bringing her little sisters Kariann and Kimberly (twins aged 17) to the Michael Kors show. Other models who posted stylish and cheeky backstage shots included Canadian beauty Coco Rocha and British it girl Cara Delevingne.
Yes, you read that right – the gorgeous girls and guys of New York Fashion Week have been regularly spotted snacking behind the scenes, putting paid to the myth about models living on nothing but celery sticks. With such busy schedules and endless working hours during Fashion Week, designers and assistants are making sure that their brand representatives have a selection of healthy treats to snack on. From mineral water and cleansing juices, to more substantial bagels, sandwiches and pasta salads, there’s something for everyone. For those who really felt like a sweet treat during this particularly chilly Fashion Week, designer Phillip Lim had hot mugs of cocoa on hand for the models – complete with mini marshmallows!
When they’re not on the catwalk, sharing pics or grabbing a quick snack, the models of Fashion Week are being painstakingly preened, primped and prepped for their moment in the spotlight. Hair stylists, makeup artists, dressers and designers all work to get each model looking picture perfect before they step out on the runway to represent a fashion label. It might sound glamorous, but insiders tell us that being a Fashion Week model is hard work, requiring plenty of dedication and the ability to smile and look serene under stress. It certainly looks more exciting than spending a day behind a desk!
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Nicky Warner is a London-based lifestyle blogger and dedicated Fashion Week follower with a growing collection of designer ties and accessories in her closet.