The backstage area before a big runway show is stereotypically a whirlwind. Hair and make-up people are frenetic, stylists are making last minute changes (or steaming creases or locating missing pieces), producers with earpieces in banter mode with front-of-house seating staff and even the most seasoned models are – by all accounts – a bundle of adrenaline and nerves. More often than not, the final five minutes before a show start are pretty much the worst time to try to catch the key player’s attention for a chilled out laugh. 

Fast forward 20 minutes though to the same spot post-show and the vibe’s changed with a seismic switch to fun-land. That’s when a great photographer, like Sonny Vandevelde, who’s been capturing all the backstage antics for GRAZIA this Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, gets to capture a little of the beautiful crazy in pics like these. Hello Bella-off-duty…

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Bella Hadid backstage seconds after the finale at Misha Collection Resort 2017
Credit: Sonny Vandeveld

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Rock star moves after the runway at Misha Collection Resort 2017
Credit: Sonny Vandeveld

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Knees up after the runway at Misha Collection Resort 2017
Credit: Sonny Vandeveld

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High energy at Misha Collection Resort 2017
Credit: Sonny V

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Shoe-loose and fancy free, backstage at Misha Collection Resort 2017
Credit: Sonny V

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Bella Hadid seconds after opening the Misha Collection Resort 2017 show
Credit: Sonny V

See all of the Misha Collection Resort 2017 runway looks here.

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