As the fashion world is gearing up for the 2015 CFDA Awards — one of the industry's most prestigious prizes for fashion designers and individuals — take an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the CFDA Journal shoot featuring this year's nominees and honourees.

Shot by Lewis Merrit, the series captures the unseen moments of the photo shoot: From Michael Kors in his signature pose to the frenetic energy of Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, these snapshots perfectly capture the beauty and candid moments of the subjects.

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For the full list of 2015 CFDA Award nominees, click here