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Heavenly body: The rise and rise of Gisele BŁndchen
Born in the Brazilian countryside, and nearly six feet tall
by the age of 14, Gisele BŁndchen 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 ďRainĒ show of Alexander McQueen, who
chose ďThe BodyĒ 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 ďthe return of the sexy modelĒ
with her bronzed, athletic beauty defying late-í90s 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
With more than 300 photographs, this book is curated and art
directed by Giovanni Bianco. From Giseleís legendary nude
portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the bookís 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 Pelť and Senna
and the highest-earning model in the world. The breathtaking
image collection is accompanied by an introduction by Steven
Meisel and tributes from Giseleís closest friends, family,
and fashion leaders, who shed light on how and why she has
become one of the greatest models of all time.
First published as a limited edition ó soon available in a
popular TASCHEN edition!
Gisele is donating all her proceeds from the book to charity.
Access Hollywood - April 29, 2016
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