A model tries to get Muscle Milk down. Clearly, more difficult than walking in six-inch heels. Photo: Elizabeth Lippman for StyleList

Fashion Week is many things -- crazy, hilarious, stressful, self-referential and most of all, great fun.

Weeks of work by legions of people finally culminate in a rapid-fire whirl of shows all around the island of Manhattan, a herd of well-dressed (or at least interestingly dressed) folks chasing after them.

Sometimes they get a chance to sit near or chat with celebrity. Sometimes they get to see a melt-down. Sometimes they get to see a great show. Sometimes they get a dud. And sometimes, when it all comes together, they get to taste a little magic.

Photographer Elizabeth Lippman is capturing some of the excitement of New York's Spring 2010 Fashion Week for StyleList, examining both the precision and the madness of backstage preparation as well as the glitter and the glamour out front.

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Fashion Week Moments
Check out the work and the wonder behind fashion week seen through the lens of photographer Elizabeth Lippman.
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Fashion Week Moments

    Models during the final walk for Marc by Marc.

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    Backstage beauty at Michael Kors.

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    The runway at Michael Kors.

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    Michael Kors waving to onlookers after his runway show.

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    Seating assignments and gifts before the Michael Kors show.

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    A model during the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway show.

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    Kim Kardashian at the Jill Stuart show.

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    Models await primp-time backstage at Jill Stuart.

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    A model gets the treatment while on her phone backstage at Jill Stuart.

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    Models chatter backstage at Carolina Herrera.

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