Gisele Bundchen swimsuitsBrazilian model Gisele Bundchen has become almost synonymous with the arrival of summer. This year she’s joined by top international models who show off the sexiest, most daring new swimsuits for 2012.

TheImproper has scoured the world to find the latest swimwear fashions captured in 78 photos by top international photographers, like Terry Anderson, Seij Fujimori and Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

Sexy, Sophisticated in Swimwear (Click Photos to Enlarge!)
Can it really be summer without Gisele Bundchen topless on a magazine cover somewhere in the world? Fortunately, Vogue Paris does the honors.

Brazilian fashion model Barbara Fialho channels high fashion Olympic swimming hopefuls in a new photo spread for the June-July issue of L’Officiel Paris.

Doutzen Kroes, who is best known in the United States as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, worships the sun in Vogue China, where high fashion is craved.

Hillary Rhoda may be America’s least known supermodel, although her sun kissed body in Vogue Spain, makes it hard to fathom why.

Kate Upton is back doing what she does so very well, posing in swimsuits. This time she’s hitting the beach for Beach Bunny swimwear, a brand she’s represented for a few years now.

The photo spreads feature top designs from fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Jil Sander, Hakaan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Calvin Klein, Prada and Jason Wu.

The designs are worn by such stunning beauties as fellow Brazilian model Barbara Fialho, Dutch model Doutzen Kroes, Denmark’s Caroline Corinth and America’s own Hillary Rhoda, Martha Hunt and Kate Upton.

Bundchen, or just Gisele as she’s known throughout the fashion world, is pictured in Vogue Paris wearing just her bikini bottoms in a sandy beach shot.

The 31-year-old Brazilian beauty wears both one piece and two piece swimsuits and also after-beachwear in the photo spread. In the late 1990s, Bündchen led a wave of Brazilian models into international fashion.

Fialho, who also hails from Brazil, channels high fashion swimming hopefuls in a new photo spread for the June-July issue of L’Officiel Paris. Barbara, 24, wears spring designs by Jil Sander, Hakaan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Calvin Klein and others.

Kroes is familiar to millions of fashionistas as the face and body of Victoria’s Secret. She became an Angel in 2008 and has walked in the brand’s signature fashion show every year since 2005.

Upton, of course, is this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue cover model, after claiming “Rookie of the Year” honors from the magazine last year. She’s already an iconic figure. She models for Beach Bunny swimwear.

Rhoda is also another Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue veteran. She appeared in the magazine in 2010 and 2011. In 2007, Vogue named her one of the “World’s Next Top Models” along with Kroes, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman and Lily Donaldson.

The 25-year-old model is featured in Vogue’s Spanish edition.

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