Lapina appears in “The China Syndrome,” which has no connection to the nuclear meltdown movie, although she goes thermonuclear in the photo spread.
The feature pays tribute to the Asian influence among designers in spring 2011 collections.
François Nars is behind the lens and Giovanni Bianco handles the art direction. Styling is by Patti Wilson and makeup is by Lena Koro.
Check out Ginta’s photos; click to enlarge.
Lapina is described as one fierce beauty sporting Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and others in the shoot.
The fact that Lapina is very blonde and European emphasizes the blending of East and West.
Her berry lips, red pout, lavender shadow and cat eyes exude a decadent sexuality.
The 5-foot, 10-inch, blue-eyed blonde was born in Riga, Latvia, and began her modeling career in in 2005 at the tender age of 15.
Like so many models, she was spotted on a street in the Latvian capital by Nils Raumanis, the founder of DANDY model management.
She joined MC2 Model Management in New York and debuted at New York Fashion Week for the Spring 2008 shows, walking for Benjamin Cho.
Since then, she’s done the full circuit in Milan, Paris and London, repping labels such as Anna Sui, Nina Ricci, Marc Jacobs and Dolce & Gabbana.
She’s also worked for Rodarte, Proenza Schouler, Vivienne Westwood, Miu Miu, Yves Saint Laurent, Carolina Herrera, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Valentino and Louis Vuitton.
While most of her editorial work has been overseas, she has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar and U.S. Vogue.
With this kind of exposure, however, her stock is definitely on the rise.