although she won a gold medal in a premier event at the beijing olympics, nastia liukin has been keeping a somewhat low profile (unlike that other gold medal winner). she’s beautiful and talented and should definitely be a spokesmodel for something (and not pacific sunwear), so it’s nice that designer max azria and his wife lubov chose her to be the face of his namesake collection. after meeting her at their spring show in september, they felt she was the perfect fit and i agree. the ad is a throwback to the motion you used to see in ads (like the versace/avedon collaboration), and is simply gorgeous. i can’t wait to see the rest of the series when it hits their website (and in max azria stores) later this month.
pic from wwd