The Best Backstage Moments From NYFW

An intimate look at pre-show happenings

Photo by Paige Campbell Linden

Every season when Fashion Week (or, should I say Fashion Month) rolls around, the focus tends to be on the presentation of the collections themselves—the finished, final product. But what the public doesn’t get to experience is the beauty of being backstage beforehand.

Delving into my first season of checking out designers’ beauty looks hours before show time, it seems that my love for Fashion Week has been reignited by the hustle-and-bustle of backstage. It’s the perfect blend of excitement and madness. It’s where all of the magic happens—where the finished designs are finally seen together, with full hair, makeup, and nails (always lead by legendary experts in their respective fields, of course), before being sent sashaying down the runway.

While roaming around backstage at some of the most newsworthy shows at New York Fashion Week, we saw (and captured) some truly epic moments. Click through the gallery below to check out our favorite shots from backstage.