We hate demeaning stereotypes against women, especially that certain groups — i.e. blondes and models — have a lower IQ than the rest of the population. In fact, as we've been checking out the backstage pics from New York Fashion Week, which kicked off this week, we couldn't help but notice a trend of bookish models. While they're getting primped and styled for the runways or killing time ahead of their shows, models around the world have been spending those hours diving into a good book, from War and Peace to Catching Fire. See some of our favorite photos of models reading backstage at fashion shows over the years, and you may even find some new book recs for Read a Book Day today!
Backstage Book Club: What Models Read Off the Runways