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Few months ago I was invited by Brazilian designer Almir França to do a photoshoot in Central Park in New York. It was a great experience working with him. Almir has an enormous sense of community; his work also involves a great deal of LGBT issues, he is in charge of the Gay Pride Parade in Rio de Janeiro.
To conclude the Central Park project, he invited me to walk on his fashion show that took place in a market in one of Rio’s suburb. It was fun experience being surrounded by an audience who perhaps never really seeing a fashion show.
Almir França next community project will be fashion classes in one of the biggest school of samba in Rio: Portela
Almir França and moi at the end of his show (photo by Alex Mallet)
by Gazelle Paulo
Gazelle also writes for TheBlot