Rio Fashion Week

Skin and style on display—our intrepid lensman brings us a photo diary from Brazil. By Pete Miszuk
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As we were suiting up like skiers here in NYC, our globe-trotting lensman friend Pete Miszuk was heading south to Fashion Rio where he was once again happy to document his escapades (and a much-MUCH sunnier clime) just for us.
An email from him midweek told of being carted out to the jungle to watch a fashion show under a rainforest canopy with butterflies fluttering everywhere (unreal! And to think we just have Exit Art!). We're just thankful we can live vicariously through him. Check out more of Pete's adventures in paradise, from the runways to the streets.
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Above, from left: "The quintessential Brazilian fashion week style shot." "Rio is truly a city contrasts. You have the beauty of the beach and behind that you have the favellas, but no matter what you always have the most breathtaking views. Here's a shot of sunset with Christo in the background."
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Above: "The Redley show took place in the middle of the jungle on a mountaintop about an hour outside of the city. During the show there were huge butterflies floating everywhere in the air. It was completely surreal."
"Fashion Rio really is one of the best fashion weeks you can experience with all your senses."
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Above: "At the Ausländer show, I was loving this Bill Gates T-shirt!"
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Above: "The Copacabana beach scene—everything you'd expect!"
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Above: "Models before the Melk Z show."
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Above: "The view from Fashion Rio HQ—you really can't complain about seeing this for a week."
"Fashion Rio is like the London of South of America— it's comprised of the younger designers of Brasil and it's the place where designers get to take more chances and be more avant-garde."
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Above: "Melk Z...da backstage."
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Above: "More backstage action at Melk Z."
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Above: "One more backstage at Melk Z."

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Above: "The finale on the runway at Mércia Ganem show."
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Above: "Wood chips on the runway att the Ausländer show."
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Above: "Another interesting runway."
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Above: "After the last show it started to rain. I had been wondering what they would do it if it started to rain, and I found out! They hand out ponchos! Everyone was laughing!"
Skin and style on display: our intrepid lensman brings us a photo diary from Rio Fashion Week.
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