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Check out this time lapse video that shows all the work that goes into making the catwalk happen.
Victoria Beckham's autumn/winter 15 collection saw the designer return to her sexy dress days, without entirely abandoning her more slouchy, masculine silhouette. She showed on her typical slot on a Sunday in a freezing New York City, and whilst it all looked effortless to outsiders, here she shares a time lapse video that shows the hard slog that goes into any catwalk show and tells us how little sleep she gets whilst she frantically preps. Afterwards though, you'll be pleased to know she enjoys a celebratory brunch with the family and toasts the talented team who help make the magic happen.
How do you cast the models?
It's an intensive process but together with my stylist and my casting director we look to find girls who personify the brand and the message of the season. Often it's about finding the right girl for a specific look but quite a few of the girls from this show have walked for me for a few seasons now, so it's nice to see the same faces coming back again and I'm always so happy to see them. They make the clothes look so great.
How many hours were you awake the night before the show?
I don't sleep very much in the run-up to the show - a few hours a night, and the night before it's touch-and-go whether there is any time to sleep at all. So this season my hours awake far exceeded those asleep!
How many people does it take to get the girls ready backstage?
Guido and Pat have their teams with them, plus there are nails and so on. So a lot! Then each model has her own dresser and her own rail - it can get quite hectic backstage.
What is your favourite piece from the collection and why?
Truthfully I don't have a favourite but I do love the dress from the first look. It really encapsulates what this collection was about for me - a return to the dress and a slightly more seductive silhouette.
Where did you go when the show was over?
I always go for a quick brunch with David and a couple of other people to wind down. Then I go back to the studio to raise a glass with the team who have worked so incredibly hard to bring the show to fruition.
Photography Josh Olins
Styling Cathy Kasterine
Dress and cap Victoria Beckham
[The Whatever The Weather Issue, No. 317, Pre-Spring 2012]