Model Bundchen unveils new fashion line

Bundchen has been struggling for months to knock down recurring reports that she insists on being paid in euros. (Silvia Izquierdo)

December 2, 2011 9:43:15 AM PST
Brazilian top model Gisele Bundchen still walks the world's most exclusive catwalks, but she's also showing off her design skills again with a new collection for the Dutch mass retailer C&A. Bundchen presented her "Gisele Bundchen for C&A" summer collection Thursday in Brazil, where she donned some of her creations for photographers. Forbes magazine ranked Bundchen as a top earner of the fashion industry this year.

Her third collection for the retailer includes cropped blazers, flowery dresses and Panama hats. It will be available only at the Brazilian branches of the chain.

C&A has ventured into collaborations with other celebrities such as pop stars Christina Aguilera and Fergie and Mexican singer Thalia.