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Michelle Alves

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Also known as “The Body”, nickname she shares with fellow models Elle McPherson and Gisele Bündchen, Michelle Alves could also be called the ultimate “Cover Girl” just as well.

With over 100 magazine covers to her credit over the course of her career, including titles such as Vogue, Elle, L’Officiel, French, Marie Claire, Esquire and Bazaar of all four corners of the world and editorials for the best fashion magazines of the industry, like I-D, Numéro, 10, POP, Flair, V, V Man and W; Michelle has become a true fashion chame- leon.

Amounting almost 15 years of experience, Michelle has surpassed the modeling industry to become a high profile personality and style icon, constantly seen in red carpets ranging from the Met Ball to the Oscars, she is always a pick for the best dressed lists. The allure around Michelle is not recent, she has been very familiar with the spotlight since famed photographer Steven Meisel shot her for the cover of Vogue Italy, which than led to a series of blue chip bookings, including campaigns for Valentino, Christian Dior, Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, DSquared, GAP, Escada and Missoni. Amongst the photographers who shot her throughout the years the list includes some of the most important and recognizable names in fashion: Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Sorrenti, Ellen Von Unwerth, Bruce Weber, Craig McDean, Jean Baptiste Mondino, Gilles Bensimon, Walter Chin, Matt Jones, Paul Wetherell, Patrick Demarchellier, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin and legendary Richard Avedon, just to name a few.

A force to be reckoned also on the runway, Michelle has walked for designers like Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Diane Von Furstenberg, Balenciaga, Christian Lacroix, Versace, Fendi, John Galliano, Alberta Ferreti and Ralph Lauren.

After signing a contract as the image for Yves Saint Laurent’s new fragrance Cinéma in 2005, Michelle has reached even higher levels of recognition worldwide, which led her to multiple appearances on the Sport’s Illustrated swimsuit issue as well as walking down the famed Victoria’s Secret annual fashion show.

With a resume that attests unquestionable modeling skills and professionalism, Michelle is today one of the industry’s landmark.