I personally find the backstage shots of fashion shows most mesmerizing, more so than the show itself. I feel that the photographer really captures the essence of fashion, unplugged, sorta speak. Plus, something about the models just being in their own element (more or less) really makes the clothing that much more exciting and relate-able. Below are from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2009 Show (one of my favorite shows of the season).
*Photo credit: Style.com