3 posts tagged "Ana Claudia Michels"
The runway at Givenchy’s menswear show is rarely a boys-only affair. Riccardo Tisci’s show today was no different—underneath those crystal septum nose rings, we spotted Joan Smalls, Lakshmi Menon, and Ana Claudia Michels strutting top-and-skirt versions of the men’s outfits.
Today’s item on “Runway Rookie” Ana Claudia Michels struck us as being a little out of date. Is someone who’s been stomping the catwalk since the turn of this century truly considered a newcomer? Surely, fashion is more fickle than that. Rather than being a nouveau replacement for fellow Brazilian bombshell Gisele, as the piece suggests, Ana Claudia is one of the supe’s contemporaries (the proof is in this shot we found of Michels backstage at Versus circa 2001, rocking clearly nineties hair). We hereby undub Michels any sort of cutting-edge catwalk figure (not that she doesn’t look fab). Who should go in her place? Give us your list of this season’s hottest runway newbies.
Brazilian models are the country’s most popular fashion export, and, aside from Gisele, who is probably busy basking in post-engagement bliss, many of the best-known names are in full glamorous effect on the runways here at Fashion Rio. Familiar faces Isabeli Fontana, Viviane Orth, Bruna Tenorio, and a bleached-blonde Ana Claudia Michels (in comeback mode after walking last season at Givenchy) all walked for Rio grande dame Mara Mac’s show. But the real news on this catwalker-dotted landscape is fresh face Carolina Thaler, who has been everywhere this week. If model scouts have any sense, she should be promptly shipped off to New York for castings next month—she’s guaranteed to be the next big Brazilian thing.