If you’re travelling to Paris in the next few months, head to the city’s La Vallée Chic Outlet Shopping Village for a double dose of fashionable art and luxury fashion, as lensman Daniel Beres exhibits his Paris Fashion Week backstage images at the outlet shopping village’s art gallery.

‘Backstage’, running from now until June 10, 2012, is an exhibition that showcases ten behind-the-scenes photographs taken from 2008 to 2012 at the Paris Fashion Week shows by Beres, shedding new light on the fascinating, and sometimes ruthless, world of high fashion.

Backstage Daniel Beres Exhibition

Backstage Daniel Beres Exhibition

Backstage Daniel Beres Exhibition

The evocative images, exhibited for the first time at La Vallée’s Espace contemporary art gallery, look beyond the typical glamour of the catwalk that graces magazine pages. Instead, Beres captures the raw anxiety and exhaustion of the models during the endless wait before the start of runway shows during Paris Fashion Week.

“The images that are born of this process produce a fragile counterpoint to the images producedand constructed on the runway,” says Beres, an acclaimed runway photographer who has also shot celebrities like Kanye West and Kate Moss. 

Apart from the ‘Backstage’ photography exhibition, visitors to La Vallée Chic Outlet Shopping Village can also stock up on great fashion buys. 

One of France’s premier shopping destinations, La Vallée is home to over 90 renowned boutiques offering luxury fashion at discounted, tax-free prices. From big-name fashion houses like Maison Martin Margiela to more cutting-edge cult brands, La Vallée has them all in one outlet shopping village.

‘Backstage’ the exhibition is located at La Vallée Chic Outlet Shopping Village, 3 Cours de la Garonne, 77700 Serris, France. Visit www.lavalleevillage.com/en for more details.