A contestant puts on make-up on a model during a stage make-up competition in Jinan, Shandong province. According to local media, each contestant was assigned one male model and the dressers’ expertise were judged by to what the extent they could feminise the models’ appearance.
A hairstylist works on a model’s hair during a show at China Fashion Week in Beijing.
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Umbrella handles at Maison Heurtault, a well-known umbrella and parasol creator in Paris.
Models perform in the financial district on Paulista Ave, wearing creations from the Fause Haten winter collection, as part of Fashion Week in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Debutantes wait to be presented to guests during Queen Charlotte’s Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The event is the highlight of the London Season, a tradition established more than 200 years ago by King George III, culminating with Queen Charlotte’s Ball in honour of his wife’s birthday. Debutantes are young women, usually between 17 and 20, who attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes, parties and high society events.
A model wears an haute couture creation by designer Hu Sheguang at China Fashion Week, in Beijing
Models present creations by Chinese designer Li Zuliang from the 2014 spring/summer collection at China Fashion Week, in Beijing
A model presents a creation from the Ne-Tiger haute couture collection at China Fashion Week in Beijing.
A model presents a creation by Feny Mustafa, the Indonesian Muslim clothing designer, during the Jakarta Fashion Week catwalk show
A model presents a creation by US designer Marc Jacobs as part of his spring/summer 2014 women’s ready-to-wear show for Louis Vuitton during Paris fashion week.
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Models wear creations for Belgian fashion house Dries van Noten’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented in Paris, on Wednesday.
Models wear creations for Emporio Armani women’s Spring-Summer 2014 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy
A model presents a creation from the Fendi spring/summer 2014 collection on Thursday during Milan Fashion Week.
Synchronized swimmers present creations from the Adidas spring-summer 2014 collection by Stella McCartney during London Fashion Week
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Carlos Diez gets the bug for yellow in his spring/summer collection for Madrid Fashion Week in Spain
Indian and foreign girls wait on Wednesday to audition as models at Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai, India. The event, which aims to integrate India into the global fashion world, runs for the last week of August
A model wears a creation as part of Julien Fournie’s haute couture autumn-winter 2013-14 collection, presented on Tuesday in Paris.
Models wear creations by fashion designer Rick Owens as part of his menswear spring-summer 2014 collection, presented on Thursday in Paris, as Estonian metal/punk band Winny Puhh perform live, suspended by their feet.
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A model wears designs by Maiko Takeda during the Royal College of Art graduate fashion show at the Royal College of Art, in Kensington, west London.
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Models Blanche Scofield (left) using a bejewelled compact circa 1945 and Anna Swan (right) using a nécessaire by Faraone, circa 1940, on show as part of the “Ultra Vanities – Bejewelled make-up boxes from the Age of Glamour” exhibition at Goldsmiths Hall, central London.