28 August 2012 by

Joan Smalls Feels Like A 'Superhero' In Leather Catsuit For Mercedes-Benz Fashion Film

If there's one model we're always looking out for at fashion week, it's Joan Smalls. The Puerto Rican stunner has taken to the catwalk for everyone from Chanel to Versace and has bagged the Autumn Winter 2012 campaigns for Fendi and Givenchy so it's safe to say she's pretty mega. And that's why we're tipping our hats to Mercedes-Benz for nabbing her supermodel credentials for their latest collaboration.

Lady Smalls stars in the Spring Summer 2013 fashion film created by Mario Testino that sees her ripping free from a white cloth and ropes like an out-of-this-world specimen from Planet Fierce. Oh, and there's a big white car next to her but who's looking at that, hey?

In the gallery above, you'll find a sneak peek at what went down behind-the-scenes on the shoot and the full film can be seen below - but OB-viously Grazia Daily wanted to know all about that leather catsuit and mega mohican from the lady herself...

Grazia Daily: You look amazing in that black catsuit! How was it to wear?

Joan Smalls: It was very exciting, I felt like a superhero.

Grazia Daily: And you look like one! What's your top tip for feeling confident in such an unforgiving garment?
Joan Smalls: Loving who you are as a person.

Grazia Daily: Mario Testino shot the campaign - how does he make you feel comfortable when you're working together?
Joan Smalls: We speak the same native language, Spanish.

Grazia Daily: And you're rocking an impressive mohican! What's your favourite hair style?
Joan Smalls: Simple, cool, hair down with a beach look.

Grazia Daily: With fashion week coming up, what's your fail safe outfit?
Joan Smalls: Jeans and boots.

Grazia Daily: And what's the one accessory you can't live without?
Joan Smalls: My Chanel purse.

Grazia Daily: If you could shop in only one shop for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
Joan Smalls: Givenchy.

Grazia Daily: Good choice. So where's your favourite place in the world?
Joan Smalls: Home, Puerto Rico.

Grazia Daily: What's your guilty pleasure?
Joan Smalls: Shoes and chocolate.

Grazia Daily: Finally, what's the most exciting part of your job?
Joan Smalls: Travelling to new places.


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