After seasons upon seasons of fashion-show coverage, it’s become quite clear to us here at Who What Wear that while the runway is inspirational and the front row is enviable, the real action happens backstage. That’s where you can catch the coolest candid moments, funniest model antics, and clothing and accessory close-ups that blurry Instagrams can’t hold a candle to. And while you may not be able to physically go there yourself, you can always count on some well-connected photographers to get the inside scoop.
So in honor of Paris Fashion Week, which is currently underway, we’ve decided to round up our favorite backstage photos we’ve seen so far. From Karlie Kloss and Jourdan Dunn palling around to a picture-perfect Rihanna (who still stands out among a sea of models), these are the moments you really don’t want to miss!
Ready to go behind the scenes? See the pictures below!
Want more fashion week coverage? Head here for everything you need to know about the spring runway shows.