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Going Global - Brazil - Chris Barreto via NYC

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Career Milestones
In 2001, Chris was invited to exhibit BEHUMANART at The Guggenheim Museum in New York. It is an honor that has been bestowed on very few of her colleagues. Chris’ apparel was on display and she gave a live performance piece representing the indigenous influence in the Brazilian culture through the use of body painting "It was an honor and so important for me representing my country in "Brazil, Body and Soul. All of my art was accessible.
In 2002, she was paired with Master Pastry Chef, Francois Payard in the International Chocolate Show, and designed a dress for the fashion show made entirely from chocolate. It was the only chocolate garment chosen for exhibition by the Museum of Natural History - New York. From that year on, she was invited to design for the annual show.
In 2003 Chris premiered her ready to wear collection during New York Fashion Week.
In 2004, she mass-produced and distributed the her line for the first time.
Since 2004, Chris has been developing her line of Brazilian Bikinis, crafted entirely in her native Brazil, and working out the details for mass distribution. She continues to show her collections of ready to wear and couture and to perform and promote her indigenous culture.
In 2005 Chris moved to Hawaii and created her line of Bikinis, and Resort wear"BRASIL SEGREDO".
In 2009 Chris moved back to NYC, and incorporated her multimedia talents as an actor and singer, performing in the city.
2011- Chris launched her first music album: "BERIMBAU REGGAE" a mix of electronic and organic beats recorded and produced in Hawaii.
In 2012- Chris went to Brazil and opened her new season of Art work showing her paints at PINDORAMA Arte Brasileira in Trancoso Bahia .