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she did it all, she had everybody:

from my first modeling test picture with tarciso de lima (…) to building up the courage to shoot a nude with mr. penn; shooting a commercial on top of an iceberg in iceland wearing a slip dress; sizzling in a ring of fire with gui paganini; lying on the floor of an abandoned hospital wearing only a wig with mert & marcus; the sexy after-hours shoot with mario testino; being immersed in a box full of foam bubbles for days with nick knight; playing with wigs and transforming for inez & vinoodh; jumping all day in impossibly high heels with david sims; holding a baby crocodile with juergen teller; having patrick demarchelier photograph me while i was expecting my first child; being wrapped in packing tape by david lachapelle; or eating dust during a wrestling story with steven meisel.

and then some. for twenty years, true supermodel gisele bündchen’s career has been going strong, so it is about time to celebrate her magical fluidity in front of the camera with an appropriate coffee table book. gisele (published through taschen and home to the quote above) compiles more than 300 pictures, selected by creative director giovanni bianco, who is repsonsible for the book’s fantastic, strikingly bold product design as well. have a look…

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giovanni bianco
hardcover, swiss binding, 536 pages