Ever wonder what happens backstage—where the real show takes place? Clothes flying through the air, runners shouting models’ names because they’re next on the runway, last-minute jzeushing with accessories, and hair and makeup artists performing finishing touches.
Don’t be surprised to learn that it takes about thirty staff members to pull off a fashion show with ten models. This backstage crew is made up of designers, assistants, sought-after hair and makeup artists, dressers, runners, and grunt workers—the interns. These interns are all too happy to be there. In fact, most of them are paid in bragging rights and some slight padding to their resumes. With overzealous grins, designer-resale duds, and serious hairdos like low, side-parted ponytails slicked-back and smoothed to perfection, their eagerness is palpable—tripping over themselves to buckle a model’s shoe—nothing can rain on their fashion parade…
This was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Kathryn Knox fourteen years ago. And since the day we met backstage, she would go on to become one of my agents at the Kim Dawson Agency, a Neiman Marcus Corporate PR Fashion Show Producer, the North American Events Manager at Escada New York, and the Director of Global Special Events at Michael Kors. To me, I’ve seen her roles transition from work buddy to client, to friend, to collaborator, and now, she’s joined my crew of multifaceted, talented women on Model Behaviors.
With five hundred events under her belt, Kathryn recently decided to step away from the corporate fashion world, and embark on her dream to spread plant-based awareness and events along with vegan lifestyle advice via her solo-project-turned-flourishing business Stone Sevyn, Model Behaviors is all too excited to have her fresh perspective on purpose-driven wellness and consumerism.