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Inside Fashion Week

Fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, left, watches, as his muse-model Taylor Foster and creative director Il Park work on a dress in a hallway that doubles as a runway at Valvo's New York studio. Valvo and his team have been working day-in and day-out to create his Spring 2014 collection for his New York Fashion Week runway show on Sept. 6 at Lincoln Center.

An Insider Look at Fashion Week

"The emotional process of building a collection is a very volatile one," says designer Carmen Marc Valv, who has been working day-in, day-out with his team and muse-model Foster ahead of the preview of his spring collection on Friday at at New York Fashion Week.

Valvo opened his studio - really, his world - to John Minchillo, a freelance photojournalist for The Associated Press, during the process.