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Actress Abigail Breslin takes interviews backstage before the (Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Actress Abigail Breslin takes interviews backstage before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Backstage at New York Fashion Week

By now you've seen plenty of photos of models on the runways and celebrities sitting front row at New York Fashion Week. But what happens before the shows begin? Here is a peek behind the scenes.

A model poses backstage before walking in the
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A model poses backstage before walking in the Proenza Schouler New York Fashion Week show at 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A model's hair is braided before the Proenza
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model's hair is braided before the Proenza Schouler New York Fashion Week show at 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A chart shows hair and makeup looks for
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A chart shows hair and makeup looks for the Proenza Schouler New York Fashion Week show at 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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A jacket from the Spring 2013 collection hangs
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A jacket from the Spring 2013 collection hangs backstage before the Proenza Schouler New York Fashion Week show at 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A makeup artist works on a model before
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A makeup artist works on a model before the Proenza Schouler New York Fashion Week show at 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

MAC makeup fills the tables backstage before the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

MAC makeup fills the tables backstage before the Proenza Schouler New York Fashion Week show at 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A team of hairstylists is hard at work
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A team of hairstylists is hard at work on a model before the Proenza Schouler New York Fashion Week show at 5 Beekman St. in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A model gets hair extensions before the Nanette
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model gets hair extensions before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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Actress Abigail Breslin takes interviews backstage before the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Actress Abigail Breslin takes interviews backstage before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A model puts on her heels before the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model puts on her heels before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A chart shows models and their runway looks
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A chart shows models and their runway looks for the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Models chat while getting ready for the Nanette
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Models chat while getting ready for the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A model has her hair done before the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model has her hair done before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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Models prepare to do a practice run before
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Models prepare to do a practice run before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A dress from the Spring 2013 collection waits
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A dress from the Spring 2013 collection waits for the model assigned to it before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A pair of green heels from the Spring
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A pair of green heels from the Spring 2013 collection is paired with an outfit for the runway before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

Designer Nanette Lepore takes interviews before her show
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Designer Nanette Lepore takes interviews before her show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A handbag from the Spring 2013 collection is
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A handbag from the Spring 2013 collection is paired with an outfit for the runway before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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A model's hair is worked on before the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model's hair is worked on before the Nanette Lepore show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 12, 2012)

A model has her hair styled before the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model has her hair styled before the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

A face chart acts as a guide for
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A face chart acts as a guide for MAC makeup artists preparing for the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Dresses are put in order for the Monique
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Dresses are put in order for the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Designer Monique Lhuillier takes interviews backstage before her
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Designer Monique Lhuillier takes interviews backstage before her show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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A sequin gown from the Spring 2013 collection
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A sequin gown from the Spring 2013 collection hangs backstage before the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

A model has her makeup done before the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model has her makeup done before the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Mac Electric Eel eyeshadow was used for the
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Mac Electric Eel eyeshadow was used for the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Hair extensions are prepared backstage before the Monique
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Hair extensions are prepared backstage before the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

A makeup artist applies MAC eyeshadow in electric
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A makeup artist applies MAC eyeshadow in electric blue and gold before the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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A model gets her hair crimped for a
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model gets her hair crimped for a beachy look backstage before the Monique Lhuillier show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Designer Nicole Miller takes interviews before her show
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Designer Nicole Miller takes interviews before her show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 7, 2012)

A model has her photo taken backstage before
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model has her photo taken backstage before the Nicole Miller show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 7, 2012)

A model poses backstage with her sci-fi inspired
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A model poses backstage with her sci-fi inspired manicure by CND before the Nicole Miller show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 7, 2012)

A model gets her colorful hair styled before
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A model gets her colorful hair styled before opening the Nicole Miller show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 7, 2012)

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A black pedicure is painted by a member
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A black pedicure is painted by a member of the CND team before the Nicole Miller show at New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 7, 2012)

Daisy Fuentes poses backstage before attending Tadashi Shoji's
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Daisy Fuentes poses backstage before attending Tadashi Shoji's New York Fashion Week show at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 6, 2012)

A dress from the Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A dress from the Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013 collection waits for its model backstage before the show. (Sept. 6, 2012)

Models chat backstage before hitting the catwalk at
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Models chat backstage before hitting the catwalk at Lincoln Center for Tadashi Shoji's New York Fashion Week show in Manhattan. (Sept. 6, 2012)

A crowded backstage before the Tadashi Shoji show
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A crowded backstage before the Tadashi Shoji show at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week in Manhattan. (Sept. 6, 2012)

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Models get ready for a practice run before
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

Models get ready for a practice run before Tadashi Shoji's New York Fashion Week show at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 6, 2012)

A model waits to have her makeup and
(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

A model waits to have her makeup and hair done backstage before walking in the Tadashi Shoji New York Fashion Week show in Manhattan. (Sept. 6, 2012)

(Credit: Nina Ruggiero)

"Pretty Little Liars" actress Troian Bellisario poses backstage with designer Tadashi Shoji before his New York Fashion Week show at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. (Sept. 6, 2012)

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