Red lipstick. Tonged dark locks. Shimmery Roberto Cavalli. You’d be mistaken if you double-took Sara Sampaio’s latest Cannes look as Adriana Lima. The young Victoria’s Secret model attended Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief event along the French Riviera as part of the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
It would appear VS creative director Ed Razek has been a puppeteer in this purposeful transformation. Lima, who is the lingerie giant’s longest serving name, made her VS debut in 2000 and the supermodel has vowed to keep walking until she makes the 20-year milestone (she’s so far walked in 18 shows), it’s no coincidence Sampaio is being groomed to be her replacement. For all baton-passing purposes, Razek did very, very well… Study the below and tell us he wasn’t replacing apples with apples.
If you need further proof: