Out and About: Swim Week Makes a Splash

Miami, it turns out, was up for a party or five. Who knew? Check out pics from the front lines, backstage, and behind the scenes as South Beach goes swimming for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Miami, it turns out, was up for a party or five. Who knew? Dynamic duo Andrew Andrew did, posing with Georgia Fowler and Emma Ishta at High Bar Rooftop on Sunday during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012.
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Every where you turn at Swim Week, someone's posing and someone's shooting -- especially by the pool at the Raleigh Hotel.
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See? Keep clicking for pics from the front lines, backstage, and behind the scenes as South Beach goes swimming for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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Models pose backstage before the Mara Hoffman runway show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh Hotel.
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Eye makeup got a jolt of color backstage at Dolores Cortes.
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Clowning around at Dolores Cortes.
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MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 16: A model prepares backstage at the Mara Hoffman Swim show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at The Raleigh on July 16, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Make Up For Ever)
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Designers Mara Hoffman remained calm backstage before her collection hit the runway.
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Guests mingled in the front row at Dolores Cortes.
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Louise Roe and model Kate Upton attended the Caffe Swimwear show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
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Co-founder of The Webster Laure Heriard Dubreuil posed next to a guitar-playing Karl Lagerfeld.
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Reality star Whitney Port captured a few favorite looks at Mara Hoffman...
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...and showed off her own style in a printed dress.
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Models preen backstage at the Crystal Jin Swimwear show Friday night at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012.
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Outside, crowds gathered in anticipation.
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Lines grew long outside the main tent.
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Lead Make Up Artist Lottie preps models backstage.
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Backstage at Crystal Jin's second annual runway show at MBFWS.
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A dusting of body powder before going public.
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It takes a village to send a model out on the runway.
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Backstage at the White Sands show at the Raleigh.
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Singer Adrienne Bailon watches models strut their stuff.
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Looks were plotted on Polaroids backstage.
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Luxe designer Lisa Vogel (center) attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at The Raleigh.
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Gift bags at Poko Pano's Friday night presentation.
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Fashionistas capture favorite looks at White Sands Australia.
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Model Kate Upton blogs at the Microsoft PC Press Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.
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Melissa Gibson and Holly Harshman hit up Swim Week at the Raleigh.
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Designer Leah Madden (second from left) attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Friday night.
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Models posted for sponsor shots on South Beach...
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...and then did it again.
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Ovette Jimenez attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at The Raleigh.
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The main tent -- or Cabana Grande -- sits on 18th Street.
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Cocktails abound in the tents at Swim Week.
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So do the models, these posing before taking the runway at Beach Bunny.
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Model Christine Teigen takes in the Beach Bunny Swimwear show from -- where else? -- the front row.
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Miami, it turns out, was up for a party or five. Who knew? Check out pics from the front lines, backstage, and behind the scenes as South Beach goes swimming for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
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At the Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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At the Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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At the Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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At the Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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At the Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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At the Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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At the Official Kick Off Party Presented By SKYY Vodka during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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Backstage during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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Backstage during Merecedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 at Raleigh Hotel.
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NFL PLayers Chad Ochocinco and Jay Cutler were front and center at the Diesel runway show at the Raleigh.
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Rapper Theophilus London attends the Diesel show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at the Raleigh Hotel.
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