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THE DAILY GASP: Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw are Gym-tastic in Chanel’s Acrobatic Spring 2012 Campaign


We were already loving the first image from Chanel’s spring 2012 ad campaign — after all, you really can’t go wrong with the pairing of Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Rotifeld, Joan Smalls and Saskia de Brauw. But color. Us. Stunned at the entire campaign.  Saskia and Joan prove their posing prowess on pommel horses, uneven bars, ropes, rings and swings — beautifully reminding us all that the 2012 Summer Olympics are on the horizon. Although it’s doubtful that leotarded gymnasts somersaulting through the air will have the elegance, grace and glamour of these two lithe leading ladies. 

Photos: Fashion Gone Rogue

Contributed by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail