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Gisele

Gisele Bundchen The Heavenly Body Rise & Rise, Taschen Books

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, this book is curated and art directed by Giovanni Bianco. From Gisele’s legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn chosen as the book’s cover to iconic shots from such industry luminaries 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 the most famous Brazilian export together with Pelé and Senna and the highest-earning model in the world.

Size: 24.5 x 34cm
Pages: 536 Pages, 300 Photographs
Format: Hardback with Swiss Binding
Curation & Art Direction: Giovanni Bianco