Bra-zil: Models mark Underwear Day with lacy march
Tuesday, March 1, 2011; 2:32 PM
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Carnival is still a few days away, but some Brazilians are already strutting through the streets wearing next to nothing.
About 25 models paraded in their skivvies through a busy district in Brasilia on Tuesday to mark National Underwear Day.
Women in lingerie, thigh-high stockings and stiletto heels mingled with men wearing boxers, briefs and stylish top hats.
Bystanders gawked and took photos, bus drivers abandoned their vehicles and a growing crowd followed the models from a mall to a bus station.
The parade of undergarments is organized by a fashion website and inspired by a similar event in New York.
Organizers say it's meant to promote Brazil's underwear manufacturing industry.