New York Fashion Week backstage photos: Models, stylists, and make-up

The storm before the calm! Backstage with the models, the stylists and a lorryload of make-up at New York Fashion Week

Backstage: A general view of the hair and make-up area at the Chris Benz Spring 2012 presentation during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at the Lincoln Center

Backstage: A general view of the hair and make-up area at the Chris Benz Spring 2012 presentation during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at the Lincoln Center

Drama, drama: The cramped backstage areas with work stations flooded with beauty and hair products

Drama, drama: The cramped backstage areas with work stations flooded with beauty and hair products

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Off-duty: Models backstage at the Chris Benz spring / summer 2012 show sporting harem pants and cotton Tees (left) and waiting patiently (right)

Finishing touches: A mode has her hair prepared backstage at the Barbara Tfank Spring 2012 presentation which critics said channeled Elizabeth Taylor

Finishing touches: A mode has her hair prepared backstage at the Barbara Tfank Spring 2012 presentation which critics said channeled Elizabeth Taylor

Designer Raul Peneranda seen here preparing the models backstage at the hi Spring 2012 fashion show Raul Penaranda Spring 2012

Nip and tuck: Designer Raul Peneranda seen here preparing the models backstage at his Spring 2012 show

Risque: Models prepare backstage at the Betsey Johnson fashion show which featured black zipped body con dresses revealing peek-a-boo ruffled gold underwear

Risque: Models prepare backstage at the Betsey Johnson fashion show which featured black zipped body con dresses revealing peek-a-boo ruffled gold underwear

Beauty artists prepare models backstage at the Rodarte Spring 2012 fashion show A model backstage at Theysken

All hands on deck: A team help a model with a black paneled dress featured in the fourth annual Supima design Competition hosted by the luxury cotton brand Supima

All hands on deck: A team help a model with a black paneled dress featured in the fourth annual Supima design Competition hosted by the luxury cotton brand Supima

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Finished article: All of the behind-the-scenes work is exhibited as the models grace the catwalk with their hair, make-up and outfits seemingly perfect