July 6, 2012 1:19 pm

Thairine García (Ford) claimed the fourth berth in Tuesday’s Daily Links for her V78 cover, but today takes center stage with it. Photographed by Sebastian Faena and styled by former Vogue Paris rédactrice en chef Carine Roitfeld, the new faces cover story features Thairine wearing a graphic top with ruffled collar by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Editor at large Derek Blasberg speaks with Thairine, thereby giving readers a taste of the in-demand Brazilian. Readers will know Thairine from her Marc Jacobs runway debut in February, but what they might not know is that she goes against the sporting grain of her football-mad nation by fancying hoops. “I always loved playing basketball, and since [my family] lived in a small town I can remember playing in the streets with all my brothers and cousins.” Not wanting for height or for that matter beauty, Thairine García is perfectly poised for the coming season.

Credits include: Publication, V78 Fall Preview 2012; Title, “New Faces”; Photography, Sebastian Faena; Fashion, Carine Roitfeld; Text, Derek Blasberg; Hair, Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble; Makeup, Yadim for Dior Beauty at Tim Howard Management; Manicure, Honey at Exposure, NY; Set design, Stefan Beckman at Exposure, NY; Tailor, Alberta Roc; Light design, Chris Bisagni; Digital, Andrew Kenney; Photography assistance, Chris Grunder, John Ciamillo; Styling assistance, Michaela Dosamentes, Vincent Ciarlariello, Brielle Baumbach, Emilia Boerjesson; Hair assistance, Roz Murray, Edward Lampley; Makeup assistance, Kanako Takase, Raul Otero, Tomomi Kawaguchi; Colorist, Mai for Bumble and bumble; Set design assistance, Colin Roddick, Will Pierce, Taha Clayton, Josh Tonsfeldt, Nick Kozmin; Production, Helena Martel; Production assistance, Spencer Morgan Taylor, Bianca Ambrosio, Shaina Travis, Alberto Maria Colombo; Video, Alexa Karolinski; Location, Industria Superstudio; Retouching, Picturehouse; Special thanks, David Hazan.

Thairine García | V78 Fall Preview 2012 (Photography: Sebastian Faena; Fashion: Carine Roitfeld)

Thairine García | V78 Fall Preview 2012 (Photography: Sebastian Faena; Fashion: Carine Roitfeld)

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