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The Unofficial Model Uniform: Jeggings, Tank Tops, and Jackets

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Before New York Fashion Week officially began late last week, hundreds of models (and wannabe models) converged on the Big Apple with hopes in their heads and portfolios in hand. To be cast in a show, models must attend "go-sees," short appointments when designers and casting agents pick the girls who'll walk their shows. With warmer weather last week, we saw many of the doe-eyed waifs donning cut-off jean shorts with drapey tank top and Doc Martens.

This week, the 70-degree days have caused the models to break out their unofficial uniform: skinny jeans (so tight, they're pretty much jeggings), loose tank tops and oversized jackets. The Doc Martens or other flat, chunky black boots remain. Perfect examples of this look appeared from the backstage door after the DKNY show, and we snapped them walking from the show to the subway.

Ingenues take note; this is what models have on when they aren't "on."
· All Spring 2011 Fashion Week coverage [Racked National]
· This is What Really Goes on in Front Rows at Fashion Shows [Racked National]