The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Our intrepid photographer, Nilina Mason-Campbell, has been stalking the fashion venues of Paris to bring you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the just-ended men's shows. This way for hunky male models reading, getting made up, drinking and wearing ridiculous outfits!

Here, models watch from backstage at Petar Petrov.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

The Dior venue.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

A cleaner sweeping up the catwalk. Fashion houses try to keep the runway as pristine as possible until the show begins, a goal which is often incompatible with seating a large and rambunctious crowd of editors and buyers in unusual outfits. So they employ dedicated cleaners and sometimes cover the runway up entirely with a sheet of plastic, whipping it away as the lights go down.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Dior's Kris Van Assche showed his collection on models styled with enormous, Amish-style hats.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Ethan James here sure looks ready for rumspringa.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Karl Lagerfeld took in the show.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

And Purple fashion editor/Terry Richardson BFF/Booger from Revenge of the Nerds lookalike contest winner Olivier Zahm made sure to insert himself into the proceedings.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Backstage, a Dior model staffer pours Moët into plastic cups.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Models Christian Vilselius, Niklas K, and Daniel Kling are dressed and ready to head to their next shows.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

A model who gave his name as Alex reads on the Paris Métro.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

A row of casting polaroids pinned to a board backstage at John Lawrence Sullivan.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

John Lawrence Sullivan had makeup artists paint some of his models' nails bright green.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Sarah Lerfel of the boutique Colette, texting. Fashion shows are all hurry up and wait.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

An elaborately costumed guest outside Jean-Paul Gaultier.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Julia Sarr-Jamois is the fashion editor of Wonderland magazine. (And the owner of a fabulous coat.)

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Male models looking deathly bored backstage at Patar Petrov.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

This is what they face coming down the catwalk. The photographers' pit, at Kenzo.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Adrien Sahores enjoys a smoke after the Kenzo show.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

A model double-fists champagne with his cigarette nearby. Kenzo's private-investigator-themed invitation, by the way, is totally worth a look. (Show invites are a field where designers really unleash all that pent-up creativity. Sometimes invitations are even better than the shows they advertise.)

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Meanwhile, the Sartorialist lies in wait for his prey.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Fashion writer Diane Pernet popped up outside the Juun J show. She always dresses like this.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

A model changes clothes at Ehud.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Brazilian model Thiago Santos pulls on his socks.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Henrik Vibskov's show had a conceit involving these guys in union suits. The long table is covered with hairdryers and plates of pudding popsicles. The models, who each wore crazy steampunk goggles, carried the plates of pudding popsicles as they walked down the runway.

The Male Models Of Men's Fashion Week: An Appreciation

Laitinien held a presentation in the cellar of a Paris bar. Male models dance awkwardly: They're just like us.

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