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As a child, the Barcelona-based photographer Isabel Martinez—who is perhaps better known as @isabelitavirtual—watched her mother work as a needlewoman in Spain, painstakingly sewing couture pieces for an atelier. During Spring 2015 couture week in Paris, Martinez returned to these workshops to capture the hands behind the majestic creations on the runway. Here, her photographs from Chanel, Dior, and more.

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Backstage at the Dior Spring 2015 couture show

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Viktor & Rolf Spring 2015 couture show

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Dior Spring 2015 couture show

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Viktor & Rolf Spring 2015 couture show

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Dior Spring 2015 couture show

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Viktor & Rolf Spring 2015 couture show

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Dior Spring 2015 couture show

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez

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Backstage at the Spring 2015 couture shows

Photo by Isabel Martinez