December 13, 2006What They Wear
We are not shocked, but certainly a little awed, by models' enchanting clothing choices. Insiders know that as many trends start backstage at fashion shows as they do on the catwalk. After all, it's not unlike a style summit when the models-who naturally have their pick of the crop of all the latest looks-gather in their street clothes and exchange information.With livelier poses and more fashion flair than their Hollywood counterparts, models daily clothes are often just as dramatic as those in the collections they walk. Odd color-combinations and interesting silhouettes abound-being tall, skinny, and gorgeous does have its perks. Flat shoes are almost always a must, as are giant bags (for the necessary water, Blackberry, and reading material). With their consistently precise vision and execution of style, we salute the admirals of the fashion industry-models backstage.