Happened across this absolutely captivating and gorgeous lookbook image randomly. I remember cutting it out when BCBG first released their Spring 2009 campaign, and I’m really happy that it came up again as an unexpected result to whatever I was searching for.
BCBG Max Azria chose her as the image book model for the 2009 spring collection because she demonstrated in Beijing “the polished artistry, grace and casual elegance that define the Max Azria aesthetic.” There are 44 pages of Liukin showing her “refined sensibility” in poses only a gymnast or dancer likely would be flexible enough to strike. And. unlike many recent Olympic gymnastics champions, the 19-year-old from Texas has the long, lithe body line that designers seek and the Beijing judges liked.