Year after year since 2002, Gisele Bundchen has made more money than any other model in the world. At 35, Brazilian supermodel who retired from the runway in April , is still sitting pretty at the top of the world’s highest-paid models list, but it doesn’t prevent her to become even richer. To commemorate Bundchen ‘s 20-year-long career, Taschen, the German publisher, is releasing a limited edition coffee-table book with more than 300 photographs and tributes from her closest friends, family and fashion leaders. It costs $700.
Appropriately titled “Gisele,” the 536-page hardcover tome includes photographs such as her legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the book’s cover, and iconic shots from such industry luminaries as David LaChapelle, Juergen Teller, Inez & Vinoodh, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and Corinne Day. The limited-edition set of books is, according to Taschen, “personally curated and designed by Gisele in collaboration with [creative director] Giovanni Bianco.”
Only 1,000 copies of Gisele will be printed, and all will be signed by Bundchen. There will be 900 “Collector’s Edition” copies and 100 “Art Edition” pieces, which include a print signed by fashion photograph Juergen Teller. The book will be available in November.