Fontana’s VS campaign caused the lingerie brand to rewrite its policies for models in its ads.
But the controversy launched her career. She was quickly signed by Versace, Ralph Lauren and Valentino. Of course it helped that Isabeli is classically beautiful.
She was born in Brazil to parents of Italian heritage and made the finals of the 1996 Elite Model Look contest as a 13-year-old. She moved to Milan, Italy, and launched her modeling career.
She’s been the face of more than 30 top fashion brands from Shiatzy Chen, Armani Jeans, Chanel, Colcci and Disritmia to Dolce and Gabbana and Emporio Armani.
She also appeared more than once in the celebrated Pirelli Calendar and was hand-picked by Karl Lagerfeld to appearing in the 2011 edition posing as a goddess from ancient Greece and Rome.
In her Harper’s shoot, she posed for photographer Alique and was styled by Juan Cebrián in Versace designs. Franco Gobbi styled her hair with makeup by Serge Hodonou.
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|Isabeli Fontana Ravishing in Red and Black (Click Photos to Enlarge!)|