New York City based photography duo, ioulex (aka Julia Koteliansky and Alexander Kerr) are covering Milan and Paris Fashion Week for “T: The New York Times Style Magazine.” We equipped them with two Leica M9s to cover all the action backstage and as such they’ll be keeping us, and you, updated here on the Leica blog. You can read more about their trip in our interview with them.

Wednesday was the last day of Paris presentations and the end of this Fall/Winter 2011 show season. Looking over the backstage pictures from the last couple of weeks, it is hard to miss the mood of focus and concentration. Of course the shows themselves are all about beauty and glamour, but backstage can be more like the kitchen of a three-star restaurant. There is a pressure and intensity centered on the perfect presentation. Watching, and even peripherally participating in this process, has been a real privilege.


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