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A model different to others

Update: November, 14/2015 - 12:00

A woman from Viet Nam has become famous in Paris and other cities.

She is doing what Paris is very famous for. That is, modelling clothes.

Jessica Minh Anh has a very special way of doing this.

In Paris, it involves modelling on board a boat as it passed famous places in the city along a river.

Iconic: Model Jessica Minh Anh presents an autumn collection on
Iconic: Model Jessica Minh Anh presents an autumn collection on "floating catwalk" on the River Seine in Paris on Thursday. - Photo courtesy of J Model Management

PARIS  (VNS) — Vietnamese model Jessica Minh Anh presented an autumn collection on Thursday in a unique way, with a "floating catwalk" on the River Seine in Paris.

The model cum entrepreneur hosted the event, inviting a group of guests aboard the Seine's giant glass boat to witness the stunning 100m catwalk. The multi-faceted glass windows gave the illusion of the models walking on water as the boat cruises. As a result, Paris landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the 37 famous bridges crossing the river became the backdrop for the catwalk.

Marco Goncalvez, Operation Manager of Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches, said: "We are extremely honoured to work with Jessica Minh Anh on this special project.

"We have been admiring her iconic productions at places such as the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hudson River, London's Tower Bridge, and One World Trade Center for years. It is a privilege to have our venue added in Jessica's famous series of unconventional catwalks."

Anh's catwalk was the centrepiece of the J Autumn Fashion 2015 showcasing a range of labels, including Lebanese haute couture designer Rouba. G, Turkish talent Gulnur Gunes, Saudi Arabian fashion house Ot Kutyr Atulier, Peruvian artist Ani Alvarez Calderon, Kiwi heritage brand Iwi Creations, and 5.8.0 creative studio from Hong Kong.

In July 2015, Anh created the world's first solar-powered catwalk. It followed her previous events at the Eiffel Tower in France, the Tower Bridge in London, One World Trade Center, Gardens by the Bays Skyway in Singapore, Petronas Twin Towers' Skybridge in Malaysia.

She produced the world's highest fashion show on the Grand Canyon Skywalk at 1,220m above the Colorado River.

Before the catwalk on the River Seine, she turned the Hudson River in New York into the world's newest runways.

Talking about her unique runways, Anh said: "I believe the most outstanding designs should be showcased at the best of locations, using the most creative catwalk concepts. It's a challenging process, but very rewarding."

Anh, who was born in Ha Noi, Viet Nam but raised in Moscow, Russia, received formal training in piano and fine art before studying under a scholarship in Malaysia. The catwalk producer currently resides in Paris but travels internationally to produce three unique runways each year. — VNS

GLOSSARY

Vietnamese model Jessica Minh Anh presented an autumn collection on Thursday in a unique way, with a "floating catwalk" on the River Seine in Paris.

If Jessica Minh Anh's way is unique it means there is only one way like that in the world.

A catwalk is a stage that models use to walk along when they show off clothes.

The model cum entrepreneur hosted the event, inviting a group of guests aboard the Seine's giant glass boat to witness the stunning 100m catwalk.

Somebody who is a model cum entrepreneur is a model as well as an entrepreneur.

To witness an event means to see it happening.

The multi-faceted glass windows gave the illusion of the models walking on water as the boat cruises.

Multi-faceted windows are windows with many sides to them.

An illusion is something that you see that is not real.

"We have been admiring her iconic productions at places such as the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Hudson River, London's Tower Bridge, and One World Trade Center for years."

An iconic Jessica Minh Anh production is one that reminds people of her.

"It is a privilege to have our venue added in Jessica's famous series of unconventional catwalks."

Things that are unconventional are not done the usual way.

Anh's catwalk was the centrepiece of the J Autumn Fashion 2015 showcasing a range of labels, including Lebanese haute couture designer Rouba.

To showcase means to display.

Haute couture fashions involve expensive, fashionable clothes produced by leading fashion houses.

In July 2015, Anh created the world's first solar-powered catwalk. It followed her previous events at the Eiffel Tower in France, the Tower Bridge in London, One World Trade Center, Gardens by the Bays Skyway in Singapore, Petronas Twin Towers' Skybridge in Malaysia.

Solar-powered means powered with electricity made from the heat of the Sun.

Before the catwalk on the River Seine, she turned the Hudson River in New York into the world's newest runways.

A runway is a North American word for a catwalk.

Talking about her unique runways, Anh said: "I believe the most outstanding designs should be showcased at the best of locations, using the most creative catwalk concepts.

Locations are places.

Something creative involves the use of imagination.

A concept is an idea.

Anh, who was born in Ha Noi, Viet Nam but raised in Moscow, Russia, received formal training in piano and fine art before studying under a scholarship in Malaysia.

Formal training means proper, organised training such as one given in a college, university or school.

The catwalk producer currently resides in Paris but travels internationally to produce three unique runways each year.

To reside in Paris means to live in Paris.

WORKSHEET

State whether the following sentences are true, or false:

1.      The River Seine flows through Paris.

2.      The designer Rouba. G comes from Lebanon.

3.      The Tower Bridge is in Paris.

4.      The Petronas Twin Towers' Skybridge is in Singapore.

5.      The Hudson River flows through New York.

ANSWERS:

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 1. True; 2. True; 3. False; 4. False; 5. True.

 

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