Born in the Brazilian countryside, and nearly six feet tall by the age of 14, Gisele Bündchen grew from humble roots into the most successful supermodel in the world. This book celebrates her 20-year milestone in the industry with a unique and spectacular collection of jaw-dropping glamour and intimate, personal insights.
Gisele was just 18 when she made her breakthrough in the S/S 1998 ready-to-wear “Rain” show of Alexander McQueen, who chose “The Body” thanks to her ability to walk in towering heels on a slippery runway. The same year, Gisele secured her first British Vogue cover, and swiftly became the most in-demand cover girl of her generation. The following year, she was chosen for the cover of American Vogue, shot by Steven Meisel, and lauded as “the return of the sexy model” with her bronzed, athletic beauty defying late-’90s grunge. Since then, Gisele has appeared on more than 1,000 covers around the globe, in approximately 450 fashion shows, and in multinational campaigns for the biggest fashion and beauty brands.
With more than 300 photographs from the likes of Steven Meisel, David LaChapelle, Peter Lindbergh, and Corinne Day, this book is a visual testimony to the world’s highest-earning model. Breathtaking images from Gisele’s breakthrough in the late ’90s through to her most recent campaigns are accompanied by personal tributes from friends, family, and collaborators.
Last copy available.
Size: 34 × 24,5 cm, 536 pages
Binding: hardcover, Swiss binding
Publisher: Taschen, 2021