A controlled madness takes over backstage as the curtains rise for the Lakme Fashion Week.
Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com and his trusty camera were there to capture the crazy intensity before a show.
Mitali Rannorey literally opened this season of the Lakme Fashion Week.
She was the first model to walk for the season's first show, Gen Next.
Here she is, getting ready :)
Kiyara Sandhu's poise hides the fact that she is the youngest model here.
The Gen Next designers, debutants at LFW themselves, must be pretty happy to have her in their shows.
It's doesn't matter how chaotic her surroundings are, Sanea Sheikh -- who walked for Gen Next -- will always greet you with a chirpy, "Hi."
Take a look!
Meanwhile, the plus-sized models were getting ready for the Half Full Curve show.
So, there's make-up.
Time for a quick selfie!
And the pretty ladies are ready!
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