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On the trail of Breathless Becky

It looks oh-so-glamorous from the outside. But behind the runway, for the models themselves, it’s all part of the day’s work. And it’s unlike most other professions. Read more...

india Updated: Mar 21, 2009 23:54 IST

It looks oh-so-glamorous from the outside. But behind the runway, for the models themselves, it’s all part of the day’s work. And it’s unlike most other professions. Amid the whirl of endless fittings, make-up, hair-styling and rehearsals, there are the seemingly interminable periods spent waiting — not to speak of the draining delays. And then, of course, the fashion-frat hierarchy which strictly determines pay, privileges and billing. For a novice like Rebecca Tyagi, a Reuters journalist-turned-model who walked the ramp for the first time at last week’s Delhi Fashion Week, it could have been a daunting experience. Especially as the 24-year-old was showcasing the creations of a designer no less than Tarun Tahiliani, in the company of a model no less than Deepika Padukone. HT photographer

Ronjoy Gogoi

followed her through her frenetic first day at the new job.

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