Why fashion girls are throwing punches

A knockout body honed by boxing is the front row's newest must-have.

When the fashion world took to the red carpet for the CFDAs earlier this week, we were reminded of a time-proven truth; while a killer dress might land you on the Best Dressed List, it’s a toned and taut body that really makes the outfit (Rihanna, you know who you are).

But while designers, models, editors and It girls always appear elegant and glamorous for a big night, these days it's likely something much more rough and tumble that helped them get in shape for it: boxing. From Virginie Courtin-Clarins to a slew of Victoria’s Secret models, the fashion set is trading their spin shoes and barre classes for boxing gloves. Click through the slideshow above to hear how several insiders came to jab, hook and punch their way fit.

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