The image above is currently one of my favorites shots from this iteration of NYFW. It was back stage at a Native Son show. Normally all of the back stage stuff that you get is the same. It is generally a bunch of candid images of people getting hair and makeup done, PR people yelling at other PR people in their headsets, etc.. My favorite overheard back stage conversation so far was “OMG, Yuri got arrested! We need to do a model count right now!”
Anyway, the reason that I like the image above so much, is because this particular show was off site at Pier 59 in Chelsea. The windows from the hair/makeup area of back stage opened onto the roof. So a bunch of the more Rat Pack-like models ducked out to have a quick butt. Another shot of the smoke break, below-
..and one from the actual presentation–
Next, let’s talk about Betsey Johnson. I went to this show with Reagan, so I decided not to shoot it from the riser. Plus, since I only intended on giving the images to Reagan for this HDOF article, I figured that I might as well try to get some atypical shots focusing on hair. At the end of her shows, Betsey always comes out and dances around, like in the image below–
I really like the animation going on with these curls.
Finally, I was dying over this adorable little family sitting on the front row.
Moving along to J. Crew. It is amazing the way that their look can be so sterile, but still beautiful. Favorite two looks from the presentation–
I’m hoping to have more images from these sets up on my photo blog by this weekend.
Oh yeah, wait. One more. I really liked this one from Billy Reid.
I wish that it wouldn’t have been so dark in there. I had to have the ISO jammed all of the way at like 1200 or something. So, this image isn’t very sharp. But I still really like the moodiness.