The Girls and Boys From Ipanema: Summer Fashion Week in Rio


We think you need a little ray of sun on this cloudy day. Because though it may be November and we're layering up, there's still cause to celebrate: It's Summer Fashion Week in Rio! Sure, you may not have gone (hello, expensive plane tickets), but the fashion set did, including Hamish Bowles, Nina Garcia, and Natalia Vodianova. This annual event, replete with fashion shows and parties, showcased spring 2009 swimwear and resort collections on Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. And since we have to wait until January for the next round of shows to kick in, you'll need your fashion fix. Click through for copious models in teeny bathing suits in our slideshow. We recommend turning your desk light higher and pretending to tan while doing so.