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Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
Models prepare backstage before the Chadwick Bell fall/winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion WeekReuters
Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
A model is made up backstage before the Costello Tagliapietra fall/winter 2012 collection goes on showReuters
Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
A model has her hair curled into tight ringlets backstage before the Cynthia Rowley fall/winter 2012 collection is presentedReuters
Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
A model has nail polish applied backstage before the Costello Tagliapietra fall/winter 2012 collection goes on showReuters
Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
Models pose for a photoshoot before the show for the Duckie Brown fall/winter 2012 collectionReuters
Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
A makeup artist applies lipstick to a model backstage before the Chadwick Bell fall/winter 2012 collection showReuters
Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
Models rehearse stroling down the catwalk ahead of the the Libertine fall/winter 2012 collection going on showReuters
Behind the Scenes at New York Fashion Week 2012
Models receive instructions before the show for the Duckie Brown fall/winter 2012 collectionReuters

It is always intriguing to get a backstage pass to events like fashion week.

As New York Fashion Week kicks off, International Business Times UK takes a look at what goes on before the shows begin.

From makeup artists preparing models with the latest looks, to dress rehearsals and candid moments backstage, our slideshow gives an insight into what goes on behind the scenes at fashion week.