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A Tourist at NYC Fashion Week

by Ben Schott

The unmistakable bob of Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue. She's always in a prime position along the front row; no one ever tires of taking her picture. All photos by Ben Schott.

NEW YORK CITY – Below are some of the photographs I took to accompany a Fashion Week Miscellany I wrote for the New York Times. The pictures were taken backstage and during rehearsals at the Jason Wu show on September 7, 2012. It was my first foray into the universe of the shows.

Backstage Jason Wu

A model has her long, blonde hair plaited and wrapped into the show's signature style.

Backstage Jason Wu

Make up, delicately applied.

Backstage Jason Wu

The photographers' pit, facing straight down the runway.

Backstage Jason Wu

Models during rehearsal, wearing plastic overshoes to protect the painted runway floor.

Backstage Jason Wu

The show's producer, Alexandre de Betak, with supermodel Carolyn Murphy.

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