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Pix: What models really do backstage at LFW

Last updated on: February 01, 2018 20:23 IST

Rediff.com's Hitesh Harisinghani decodes the fun and madness behind the glitz and glamour.

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It's an early start for Janvi Deora who will walk the ramp at the #NorthEastMojo show on Day Two of the fashion week.
All photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com

backstage at lakme fashion week

The make up artists utilise the little space they have to get their act together.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Looks like there is some dilemma about the lip shade that Janvi will be wearing.

backstage at lakme fashion week

While some of the models begin their hair and make up routine, others get ready for the last minute rehearsals. Despite starting off their day early, these models seem upbeat about the show.

backstage at lakme fashion week

The show director is one stressed man. He needs to ensure that everything goes as per the plan.

backstage at lakme fashion week

After a few takes, these models seemed to have nailed it.

backstage at lakme fashion week

But others show signs of nervousness.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Transgender model Anjali Lama is all smiles as she watches a video of the rehearsal.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Janvi and Anjali are joined by a fellow model as they head for the dress rehearsals.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Once the hair and make up is done, it's time to pose.

backstage at lakme fashion week

The models pose for a group pic stepping on stage for the show.

backstage at lakme fashion week

The look for the day is minimal.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Assistants at the tailoring section struggle to iron the outfits on time.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Finally, Janvi is ready to rock the show.

backstage at lakme fashion week

The chaos backstage minutes before the show begins.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Smile please! A make up artist applies the finishing touches.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Don't they look gorgeous?

backstage at lakme fashion week

A model gets her headgear adjusted.

backstage at lakme fashion week

Mitali doesn't mean to scare you! That's just the get-up for the show.

backstage at lakme fashion week

The line-up has to be perfect.

backstage at lakme fashion week

The performers made sure they don't compromise with their look.

backstage at lakme fashion week

It's showtime! Anjali Lama looks fierce in a red outfit.

FULL COVERAGE: Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018

Hitesh Harisinghani