Ah, Paris Haute Couture Week—aka the seven-day marathon of nonstop glamor, princess gowns, and general high fashion glitterati as mega-name designers send their latest masterpieces down the runway.
There’s glitter, there’s floral appliqué, and you can betcha there’s a whole lot of tulle. Tres chic! But remember: That’s just what you see on the catwalk. There’s a whole ‘nother world of other happenings going on backstage and beyond (like models goofing off and some seriously last second tailoring). Thanks to award-winning photographer Kevin Tachman, we have the behind-the-scenes shots to prove it.
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Scroll down to see exclusive photos from inside Paris Haute Couture Week.