Stylee Fridays: It’s a Wrap (The Monday Edition)

September 15, 2008

Fashion week is over. And to be perfectly honest we're pooped! But seriously it has been tons of fun—talking color and friendship bracelets backstage with Victor Glemaud, sizing up film props with Mr & Mrs Pleet, and listening to drummers on the roof with Wood Wood (more about their show later). There were even some off-duty tear jerking moments to be had this week, like spotting Kanye skipping down the streets of SoHo after the Prada party, reunited with his ex-lady Alexis and—we sincerely hope—in love and back to his old self again.

Our behind-the-scenes video coverage this week gave us a little taste of the lights-camera-action that it takes to put on a show, so we thought we'd wrap up the week with a backstage view of a different kind. We met Japanese photographer Tekay at Jamaican fashion week, and she helped us showcase the event from all angles, scurrying backstage to snap photos of the models before rushing to catch them strike a pose on the runway. Shooting during New York fashion week however, is about as hectic as fashion event coverage gets. As Tekay tells it, there is a serious pecking order in the pit—and apparently one grand-dude supreme who's been shooting for years and generally dishes out initiation rights as well as keeping the peace when the hot heads in the pack start clashing lenses. Tekay attended about a dozen shows including Y-3, Lacoste, Custo Barcelona (her favorite) and Blond, and is just about as exhausted as we are. Here and after the jump are a few of her favorite moments from the week, from backstage and the pit.

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Stylee Fridays
Posted: September 15, 2008
Stylee Fridays: It’s a Wrap (The Monday Edition)