Sneak Peek: Nastia Liukin Models for Max Azria

01/08/2009 at 04:42 PM ET

Courtesy Alexei Hay for Max Azria

After winning a gold medal in the 2008 Bejing Summer Olympics, Nastia Liukin has become a fixture on the fashion scene. From front row seats at New York Fashion Week to collaborating with Vanilla Star Jeans for a junior girls’ clothing line to guest starring on Gossip Girl, the teen gymnast is leaving her mark on the fashion world– and now, there are the pictures to prove it! Debuting in her first high-fashion campaign, Nastia poses for dance-inspired photos for Max Azria, the runway line under the BCBGMAXAZRIA brand. “For the Max Azria campaign, we wanted someone iconic –- someone timeless. We met Nastia at our runway show, and she was everything we were looking for. The Spring collection was inspired by movement and Modern Dance; she was perfect. It was meant to be, and the magic just sort of happened,” says Lubov Azria, Creative Director BCBGMAXAZRIA. Nastia’s pictures will be used for a lookbook, in-store imagery and online us. We will be watching for Nastia to reclaim her front row status this Fashion Week begining February 13. Tell us: What do you think of Nastia modeling for Max Azria?


Courtesy Alexei Hay for Max Azria

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Mary on

I’m actually pretty envious–Max Azria is one of my favorite designers (got to meet him in person a few years ago). That said, of all of the gymnasts I’ve seen, I think Nastia has the best body for modeling (even though she’s only 5’3″).

kendal on

I’m not really sure who she is but she must be pretty ugly if they can’t show her face.

Bche on

Why don’t they show her face? She’s not ugly.

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Lisa on

Nastia won the all around gold medal in gymnastics at the Bejing Games last summer. She really is a beautiful girl. I bet she hates this picture – her face is missing. What’s up with that.

Tiffany on

Saw her in person…she is beautiful. That being said, not being able to see her face is bugging me.

Jan on

Yeah same here. It’s like she’s headless, with the muscles of her neck bared. It hurts my neck just looking at it.

Harley on

The first pic with her hair flying is pretty cool looking. The second one on the other hand…not so much.

Casey on

The top picture is absolutely incredible!! The second is good too but that one with her hair mid-air is just awesome!!

Jessica on

I love Nastia Liukin, big fan. She looks georgous in all of them. Even though, i do have to say, that i do not like the neck tucked back. Was the photographer who told her to do that “Was on crack!?” lol here is another pic of her with one leg in the air with wedges.

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