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Blood, Sweat, And Tears: A Day In The Life Of A Couture Model

For all the glam cliches that go along with being a runway model, it’s also a job. And according to Dior model Michelle Alves, a day at work is awfully tiring, stressful, and dangerous. Alves blogged for Modelinia about walking in John Galliano’s floral-themed couture collection, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what a top model goes through for a Paris fashion show. She faints at a fitting, where someone sticks a piece of candy in her mouth and shoves a shoebox-as-makeshift-barf-receptacle at her, spends four hours in makeup, doesn’t recognize a single model backstage (because they’re so dispensable, she says), and on top of it all, gets bloodied on the runway. Some highlights after the jump! [Modelinia] Keep reading »

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