Spring 2012 Backstage Pictures: Lanvin, Dior, Carven, Rick Owens, Balmain

Glamorous Ghouls and Gorgeous Girls — Backstage at Lanvin, Dior, Balmain, Carven, and Rick Owens

Spring 2012 Paris Fashion Week

>> Lanvin, Dior, Balmain, Carven, Rick Owens — the past few days of Paris Fashion Week have been busy ones, so it's no wonder that the backstage mood has been just as high-energy as ever. The ladies of Lanvin played up the mystique with giant fans and new-wave shades; the girls at Dior looked demure in ladylike lipstick and super-sweet poses; and there was plenty of playful frolicking — not to mention an eye-catching array of candy-hued shoes — at Carven. Balmain offered up a dose of rock n' roll glamour with gilded shorts and heavy hardware, while the ethereal vibe at Rick Owens made for lots of ghoulish creeping. All the behind-the-scenes action and more, here in the slideshow.

Photos by Greg Kessler