Gisele Bundchen, born in the Brazilian countryside and nearly six feet tall at the age of 14, grew from her humble roots to become the world's most successful supermodel. This book celebrates her 20-year milestone in the industry with a unique and spectacular collection of breathtaking glamour and intimate, personal insights.
Gisele was just 18 when she made her breakthrough in Alexander McQueen's S/S 1998 ready-to-wear "Rain" show, which "The Body" chose thanks to her ability to walk on a smooth runway in towering heels. That same year, Gisele achieved her first cover in British Vogue and quickly 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 hailed 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 world, in some 450 fashion shows and in multinational campaigns for the biggest fashion and beauty brands.
This book of more than 300 photographs was compiled and directed by Giovanni Bianco. From Gisele's legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the book's cover, to iconic shots of industry luminaries such as Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, David LaChapelle, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, and Corinne Day, it is a unique artistic presentation of Brazil's most famous export along with Pelé and Senna and the world's highest-earning model. The breathtaking image collection is accompanied by an introduction by Steven Meisel and tributes from Gisele's closest friends, family and fashion leaders, who shine their light on how and why she became one of the greatest models of all time.
Size: 239 x 341 x 52
Size: 536 grams
Weight: 4389 grams