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The Hierarchy: Who Stays Where on Location at a Fashion Shoot? Editors at L'Ermitage, Models and Assistants at the Sunset Towers

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How many people does it take to pull of a fashion shoot? A whole lot, if these call sheets are to be believed. Found in the same batch of documents left on the desktop of a Los Angeles hotel's public lobby computer as this list of the magazine's preferred labels, here are three call sheets for three photoshoots this major American fashion magazine planned in LA this past week.

Job titles on shoots start with the most obvious: photographer, talent, fashion editor, stylist, fashion assistant, and veer into more obscure territory—four photo assistants, digital technician, photo & bookings director, acting photo & bookings editor, associate photo & bookings editor, hairstylist, manicurist, make up stylist, prop stylist, multiple prop assistants, producer, production coordinator, multiple production assistants, caterers, the list goes on.

Things we love: the on-location fashion shoot hotel hierarchy. The stylist, a major fashion editor at the magazine, is ensconced at the luxurious L'Ermitage where rooms start at $455 a night. Her assistant is at the Sunset Tower Hotel, which starts at $295 a night. And a production assistant on the list is staying at the Standard, where rates begin at $280.

Also, we love that two of the three call sheets list the location's nearest hospital, along with its address and phone number. You know, just in case of a fashion emergency.

· Exclusive: Top fashion magazine's label list, in priority order [Racked]