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New York Fashion Week: Off the runway

Updated 11:40 AM ET, Wed February 19, 2014
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CNN Living will be on the ground as designers showcase their fall 2014 collections at New York Fashion Week from February 6-13. While there's plenty of action on the runways, there's plenty going on backstage as well. A makeup artist works her magic before the FTL Moda + Art Hearts Fashion, a show that celebrates Italian style. Zoran Milich for CNN
Italian actress Elisabetta Pellini puts on the outfit she will be modeling during the FTL Moda + Art Hearts Fashion show. Zoran Milich for CNN
A model gets his hair teased for designer Furne One who participated in the FLT Moda + Art Hearts Fashion show. Zoran Milich for CNN
A hairdresser packs up his mannequin head after styling a wig for a show on it. Zoran Milich for CNN
Designer Nanette Lepore talks to the press before her show on February 12. Zoran Milich for CNN
A model gets her hair styled before Nanette Lepore's show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Stylists at Nanette Lepore line up garment bags in the order the models will appear on the runway. Zoran Milich for CNN
A hairdresser touches up a model's mod bob before the Libertine show on February 11. Zoran Milich for CNN
Employees of the production company line up gifts for front-row guests as the Libertine show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Packages of shoes in different styles and sizes are seen backstage at the Badgley Mischka show on February 11. Zoran Milich for CNN
Designer James Mischka talks over last-minute details with co-designer Mark Badgley before their fall collection's debut. Zoran Milich for CNN
A nail artist shows off swatches of different polish colors before the Badgley Mischka show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Lead hairstylist Peter Gray creates a side-swept, half-up updo for the Badgley Mischka show. Zoran Milich for CNN
The backstage crew does a video check of the runway before guests arrive at Badgley Mischka. Zoran Milich for CNN
Sunglasses backstage at Badgley Mischka. Zoran Milich for CNN
Name tags for models' clothes are seen backstage at Mathieu Mirano's February 10 show. Zoran Milich for CNN
No detail is left untouched as a model gets her hair, makeup and nails simultaneously done for Mathieu Mirano's show. Zoran Milich for CNN
A hairdresser gets a model runway ready for Mathieu Mirano. Zoran Milich for CNN
Essie nail polish is applied to a model before her turn on the runway for Mathieu Mirano. Zoran Milich for CNN
A model gets hair extensions added for the Custo Barcelona show on February 9. Zoran Milich for CNN
"Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair." Hair extensions of every color are seen backstage at Custo Barcelona's show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Designer Vivienne Tam and her team check the final details prior to her February 9 show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Models practice their walk before the Vivienne Tam show. Some opted to ditch the heels for the rehearsal for added comfort. Zoran Milich for CNN
Gemstones are applied to a model's eyes before the Lela Rose show on February 9. Zoran Milich for CNN
Did someone say catwalk? A furry companion hangs out backstage before the Lela Rose show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Garment bags for each Herve Leger model are organized in order of appearance on the runway. Zoran Milich for CNN
A crew member tends to a last-minute tweak before the Herve Leger show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Guests find their seats at the Herve Leger by Max Azria show in Lincoln Center. Zoran Milich for CNN
Blue and coral extensions are prepped for models' ponytails before the Herve Leger show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Model Coco Rocha is interviewed on the runway prior to Herve Leger show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Max Azria, who designs the Herve Leger collections, poses with actress Sami Gayle backstage before his show. Zoran Milich for CNN
A perfume line by Jill Stuart is displayed before her show on February 8. Zoran Milich for CNN
Theatrical smoke from the runway fills the backstage area of the Black Sail by Nautica show on February 7. Zoran Milich for CNN
Models wait for their turn on the runway during the Black Sail by Nautica show. Zoran Milich for CNN
An Instagram wall updates in real time with audience members' pictures in Lincoln Center. Zoran Milich for CNN
Models listen to last-minute instructions before the Marissa Webb show on February 6. Zoran Milich for CNN
Models take a pre-show photo to show off the hair and makeup styling before the Richard Chai show. Zoran Milich for CNN
It may seem calm out front to audience members, but backstage is a flurry of activity for stylists before the Richard Chai show. Zoran Milich for CNN
Crew members line models up for a practice walk before the Richard Chai show on the first day of Fashion Week, February 6. Zoran Milich for CNN
Plastic, used to keep the runway clear of debris and shoe marks, gets removed for the Tadashi Shoji show on February 6. Zoran Milich for CNN
Reflections of guests line the wall as they find their seats for the Tadashi Shoji show. Zoran Milich for CNN
A model's hair gets pulled every which way to create a loosely braided updo for Tadashi Shoji's show. Zoran Milich for CNN
A makeup artist touches up a model before the Tadashi Shoji show. Zoran Milich for CNN
A makeup artist wears a brush apron belt for easy application. Zoran Milich for CNN