There are a lot of things going on backstage during New York Fashion Week. Among them, wranglers are tracking down models and making sure they’re in the right place, full hair and makeup teams are crowding around a single girl, all trying to work as quickly and efficiently as possible, editors are trying their damndest to get a good interview, and if you’re lucky, you might see a manicurist crawling on the floor to make sure the polish hasn’t smeared off any toes. In a phrase, it’s organized chaos.
But every so often, things slow down just enough to snap a photo that epitomizes all the hard work that goes into putting on a show during Fashion Week. Ahead, 51 mesmerising beauty-centric Instagrams from models, designers, hairstylists, makeup brands, and everyone in between, that truly give you a peek behind the curtain.