A Day in the Life of a Fashion Week Model

Kel Markey, Rookie Model
Joseph Chi Lin for TIME

Kel Markey, Rookie Model
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the runway shows at New York Fashion Week are the chaotic schedules maintained by the models who give life to the gossamer pieces of fabric. Markey, a 19-year old from Gainesville, Fla., started modeling in March 2010 as an opportunity to travel and pay for college. Represented by Supreme Management, one of the top modeling agencies in the business, Kel, in her short six-month career, has already done a lookbook (a compilation of photographs showcasing a designer's collection) for Calvin Klein, and was featured in an editorial for the British style magazine Dazed and Confused. This is the story of her first New York Fashion Week.

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