Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

Russh's August-September issue serves up 18 pages of Alessandra Ambrosio wandering around New York City. If this is what it looks like when Victoria's Secret girls go high-end, more please!

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

Ambrosio, shot by Will Davidson and styled by Stevie Dance, spends most of the editorial looking like a banshee swaddled in chiffon.

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

And boy, can that girl move.

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

She'll throw her scarf in the air like she just don't care.

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

And wander the city in a translucent bubble of organza.

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

So what if she looks a little...unhinged...as the story develops? Fashion's obsession with women who could be on the verge of nervous breakdowns isn't really new, but rarely is it carried off with such strange and powerful grace. Rather than seeming like a victim, or a play-actor, Ambrosio is depicted as if she's off in a reverie of her own, one that's simply more compelling than the world we take for "reality."

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

She's not even wearing shoes, in the middle of the city. Awesome.

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

For purposes of comparison, this is what Ambrosio looks like when she dons her full Angel regalia.

Alessandra Ambrosio Is A Whirling, Spinning, Mad Dervish Of Chiffon

It's like she's been set loose.

Alessandra Ambrosio for Russh 35 by Will Davidson [Fashion Gone Rogue]