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Supermodel Jessica Minh Anh Transforms Luxurious Cruise Ship Into Ocean Catwalk


In the world of high fashion, where creativity knows no bounds, Jessica Minh Anh continues to push the envelope with her groundbreaking catwalk shows. This time, she brought her unique vision to the vibrant and colorful city of Rio de Janeiro, turning the iconic Rio Harbor into a runway like no other. The fashion extravaganza took place aboard the Costa Diadema, a fittingly grand setting for an event that would leave a lasting impression on the Brazil fashion scene.

Known for her innovative approach to fashion presentations, Jessica Minh Anh has become synonymous with floating catwalks in some of the world’s most iconic locations, including Dubai, Sydney, Hong Kong, and New York. The Rio Harbor was a fitting setting for her latest showcase, with its stunning backdrop of lush hills and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. As the Costa Diadema sailed gracefully into the harbor, it became clear that this show was not just a display of fashion; it was a celebration of culture, creativity, and the global nature of the fashion industry.

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The Costa Diadema, a majestic cruise ship that boasts luxury and sophistication, was transformed into a floating runway that showcased a diverse range of designs from both established and emerging designers including Vietnamese brand Gam Voc, US brand Sauvage, and Ukrainian designer Oksana Mukha. From the moment the first model stepped onto the runway, it was evident that this was more than just a fashion show—it was a sensory experience unlike any other. The catwalk extended over the crystal-clear waters, allowing the audience to enjoy the spectacle while taking in the stunning views of Rio’s landscape.

As the Costa Diadema glided through the harbor, each fashion piece told a story. Traditional craftsmanship met contemporary design, and the collision of cultures resulted in a harmonious display of creativity. The models, carefully selected to represent the global essence of the event, strutted with confidence and grace, embodying the spirit of inclusivity that Jessica Minh Anh has championed throughout her career.


Some of the styles seen in the show as described in a press release included “an alluring embellished powder pink “Áo Dài” paired with velvet pants”, designer Elizabeth Southwood’s “colorful prints, Swarovski crystals, and chic detailing” for Sauvage, and “an extraordinary haute couture collection with lavish dresses and floral details”.

In addition to the visual spectacle, the event also underlined the importance of sustainability in the fashion industry. “Jessica Minh Anh is a trailblazer in the fusion of fashion and sustainability, mirroring Costa Cruises’ commitment to providing cutting-edge vessels and sustainable initiatives. Our enduring partnership began in 2013 with the J Winter Fashion Show in Dubai. We are thrilled to once again welcome Jessica and her spectacular production aboard the Costa Diadema.” said Dario Rustico, General Manager of Americas at Costa Cruises.


Jessica Minh Anh’s floating catwalk in Rio Harbor aboard the Costa Diadema was a mesmerizing fusion of fashion, culture, and natural beauty. The event not only showcased the talent of designers from around the world but also emphasized the global nature of the fashion industry. As the Costa Diadema sailed into the horizon, it left behind a trail of inspiration and a renewed appreciation for the transformative power of fashion on a truly global scale.

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