Gisele Bündchen is inarguably the World’s most powerful Supermodel. Rising up to fame in the 1990’s and becoming the most in-demand cover girl of her generation, she has landed record-breaking contract with Victoria’s Secret, becoming the highest paid model in 2004. Gisele Bündchen’s style is as prolific as the model’s decade long career. She has been credited with ending the “heroin chic” era of modeling as well as pioneering the “horse walk” a stomping movement created when a model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. Even icons Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell have stated that Bündchen is the only remaining true supermodel. Bündchen has posed for Missoni, Chloé, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Ralph Lauren, and Versace campaigns and has been photographed by many of the world’s top photographers.
Profound fashion photographers bring some of the most playful and exciting captures of the Gisele Bünchen such as Gavin Bond’s behind the scenes of Victoria’s Secret, to Mario Testino’s look on the shore of Malibu, or Russell James’s alluring shots in lingerie. However, a few fashion photographers decide to bring a different side of Gisele with Antoine Verglas’ getting intimate black and white stills, or the dominating Native Indian inside Gisele from Mark Seliger, to Michel Comte who replaces the traditional passive woman with an modern woman in command and a cigarette at hand.
On the other hand, some photographers take a more artistic approach to Gisele Bünchen. Take Alex Goefeng Cao’s Gisele vs Brady (depicted above) which is a photograph taken by Arthur Penn recreated by a collection of tiny repeated images of Bünchen’s spouse, Tom Brady, forcing the viewer to take an extra step and investigate closer. In addition, photographer Sante D’Orazio approaches Bünchen with portrait style in lingerie while David LaChapelle creates a loud, playful scene whose theme focuses on capturing the excess nature of fame. Lastly of Gisele exhibition is photographer Rankin who incorporates technology’s ability to innovate photos in unconventional ways, rendering an eccentric and bold Gisele.
The established fashion model, actress, and producer currently puts her efforts to good cause being executive producer of an educational environmental cartoon, Gisele & the Green Team, as well as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme and supports many charities including Save the Children, Red Cross and Doctors without Borders.