Coloured lights are reflected onto the face of model Sira Sissoko as she waits backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.

Models wait backstage before a show during Dakar Fashion Week July 2011.

Models get ready backstage for a presentation of creations by Ivory Coast designer Anderson D during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.

Senegalese model Sachakara Dieng applies make-up in a bathroom mirror backstage before a show during Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal's capital July 2011.

Model Sachakar Dieng poses backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2011.

Models relax backstge during Dakar Fashion Week July 2011.

Models wait backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2011.

Senegalese models prepare backstage before a show during Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal's capital July 2011.

A model puts on a shoe backstage before a show during Dakar Fashion Week July 17, 2010. Picture taken July 2010.

Senegalese models wait backstage before a show during Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal's capital July 2011.

Model wears a creation during Dakar Fashion Week July 2011.

A model wearing a creation by Moroccan designer Siham Kharbough fixes her makeup backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.

Models wear creations by Senegalese designer Amadou Diop backstage before a show during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.

A model combs her hair backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.

Models joke around backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.

A model waits backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.

Model sits backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2011.

Model is reflected in a mirror backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2011.

Senegalese model Sasha Kara is seen through a lampshade backstage during Dakar Fashion Week July 2010.