From the moment the first step hit Rick Owens's runway, Instagram and Twitter lit up with activity — the most buzzed about show of Paris Fashion Week had begun. One of the performers was Tess McHugh (center), who, along with her eye-catching hair and fellow teammates from New York based group Soul Steps, proved the power, strength, and "viciousness" of the Spring 2014 collection.
We caught up with McHugh, who got her start stepping in sixth grade before performing at Williams College and ultimately going pro in New York City, and talked about everything from grit faces to just how long they practiced before the house lights went down in Paris.
A personal photo album and the story behind the show that Rick Owens called "more wonderful than I could have dreamed!" right here