Brazilian fashion model Barbara Fialho channels high fashion Olympic swimming hopefuls in a new photo spread for the June-July issue of L’Officiel Paris.
Barbara, 24, wears spring designs by Jil Sander, Hakaan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Calvin Klein and others.
Photographer Alexander Neumann shot the retro-looking black and white images that suggest old-world European haute-couture.
Check out Barb’s photos; click to enlarge.
Davide Calcinai handled hair and make up, with styling by Vanessa Bellugeon.
Barbara is one of a slew of Brazilian beauties who have followed in the footsteps of Gisele Bundchen and made a signficant mark on the international scene.
The 5’11” beauty began modeling at 15 at São Paulo Fashion Week and Rio Fashion Week. Three months later, she was working in New York and walking in shows in Milan and Paris as well.
Fialho, who now lives in New York, returned to Brazil for São Paulo and Rio Fashion week for the Summer 2012 season.
She participated in a number of high profile swimwear shows and was voted the exotic beauty the “best body of the season.”
Barbara is also branching out. She appeared on the James Bond inspired music video for Cee Lo Green’s song ” Bright Lights Bigger City.”
Check out her photos.