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Fashion’s new favourite child

fashion-and-trends Updated: Jan 30, 2011 01:31 IST

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Fashion weeks across the globe are about new faces in fashion, as much as they are about new trends on the runway. At the soon-to-take-off Brazil fashion Week, which begins in Sao Paulo on February 1, fashion watchers are excited about a new fashion entrant: a transsexual model, Lea T.

Representing French brand Givenchy, the Brazilian model has become a rising figure on the global fashion stage, thanks to high-profile appearances on the European market in recent months, including a magazine cover in which she appears kissing British supermodel Kate Moss. Lea T is all set to grace the fashion week runway for the first time as a leading figure, promising to be one of the most photographed models at the event, in the hands of famed designer Alexandre Herchcovitch.

Among the other highlights is an appearance by top model Gisele Bundchen, the Brazilian beauty who has become the world’s top-paid model, and is now set to show off the latest creations by the brand ColccI. The event will also see US film star Ashton Kutcher, who arrived in the country late Thursday along with his actor wife, Demi Moore. “I’m ready for Brazil. Is Brazil is ready for me?” Kutcher wrote on his Twitter page ahead of his arrival.

Billionaire heiress Paris Hilton was also expected to take to the runway for fashion brand Triton, and singer Christina Aguilera is set to promote a new clothing line bearing her name.