December 20, 2009
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - DECEMBER 11: Male models stand backstage at a fashion show in the red light district, Vila Mimosa, with clothes designed by sex workers on December 11, 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fashion show, which is a government sponsored project to give female prostitutes other career choices, displayed dozens of new designs on both models and three fellow prostitutes. The Association of the Residents and Friends of Vila Mimosa teaches the women skills in sewing and design. Out of the 105 woman to enroll in the fashion design program 65 have now found jobs in other professions besides working in the sex industry.