27 August 2009

Introducing the new breed of models…

Gabriela Leite

What do you do when you’re throwing a catwalk show for your own label? Get your friends involved, of course. At least that’s what 57-year-old Brazilian designer Gabriela Leite decided to do in Rio yesterday, as prostitutes paraded down the runway to show off her new collection for label ‘Daspu’. Founded four years ago, the former prostitute launched the line as a way for her colleagues to gain regular income while fighting against discrimination against their profession. 'When my hooker girlfriends parade pretty and proud, they are speaking about themselves and become revolutionaries,' she said after the show, 'Daspu gets rid of prejudice. It opens paths for the citizen whore.' Hmmm, suddenly we’re not so sure… [Fashion Mag]


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