Backstage Pass

Primping, sewing, steaming, taping, fluffing, walking, waiting. Here's a peek at what goes on behind the scenes of a fashion show.  I invited photographer David Hilliard Smith to join me at Philadelphia Fashion Incubator's first runway event, held at Macy's earlier this month, so we could bring you this backstage pass.

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator's executive director Elissa Bloom orchestrates the preparations.

The locale:  Macy's Center City Philadelphia store.

Taping soles of borrowed heels to prevent scuffs and slips (shoes: Bus Stop Boutique).

Hair by Jay Michael Salon.

Makeup by MAC.

Racks of clothes (from Aso Damisi, one of four designer-in-residence collections featured in the show).

Last minute alterations.

New technology meets traditional.

Models waiting.

Practice run.

All in a row.

Ready, set, show.. Second in a series on Philadelphia Fashion Incubator.

Check back to see the fashions from designers-in-residence Aso Damisi, D'Agostino Fashion Textile and Design, Heartless Revival and Kaitlyn Elizabeth.  All photos courtesy David Hilliard Smith.

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