Model Fred Szkoda Swims With Sharks for HOW TO SPEND IT

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Fred Szkoda from STORM Models in London dives deep for an underwear shoot with Sharks captured by famed underwater photographer Zena Holloway for the pages of FT: How To Spend It. Fred is styled for the session by magazine’s Damian Foxe and Millicent Simon.

Fred who took the spotlight among the REAL LIFE sharksnot photo-shopped, took this season’s colourful coats underwater with styles from Canali, Paul Smith, Gucci, Berluti, Casely-Hayford, Alexander McQueen, Bally and Versace.

While the model, photographer and three-person dive crew are on the ocean bed, junior fashion editor Millicent Simon remains on the support boat preparing the clothes for each shot. Battling motion sickness, tropical sun and intense humidity, she wrestles with bulging suitcases. The choppy sea hurls waves on deck, drenching the contents. She unpeels the soggy coats, jackets, shirts and trousers from the cases, deploying air tanks, steering wheels, metal railings and ladders as temporary clothes rails and mannequins. Shark wrangler Marcus Kitching (third picture) has nine boxes of dead fish to attract and “manage” the sharks. For each underwater session, he attracts around 20 Caribbean reef sharks, some up to 3m long. They aren’t man‑eaters, but even an unintentional nip can slice off a finger, so Kitching wears head-to-toe chainmail. – from FT How To Spend It

Don’t miss the making of video above, with more from the brave shoot after the jump:

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For more of Zena Holloway’s work visit www.zenaholloway.com.