"There is no limit to what people will pay to be around beauty," said Xavier Moreau, publicity manager at the time for Elite Models, one of the highest paid modeling agencies.
That pretty much sums up the allure. And lucky those people invited to attend model parties.
Photographers with connections can usually manage to get on any kind of exclusive guest list. So long as they know one of the models. Forget business tycoons or bankers, it's the photographers who get invites beyond their place in society.
That's because it's the photographers who help the models promote their beauty. Only they are allowed backstage even if they having nothing to do with the show. Other than being a friend of one of the models.