How much would you pay for a limited edition edition book celebrating Gisele Bündchen‘s 20-year career as a leading supermodel?
If you guessed $700 you get a sticker.
The book, signed by Bündchen and limited to 1,000 copies, boasts 300 shots, including some nudes, “accompanied by tributes from Gisele’s closest friends, family, and fashion leaders, who shed light on how and why she has become one of the greatest models of all time.”
“From her legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the book’s cover, to iconic shots from such industry luminaries as 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.”
The book is available online from the German art book publisher Taschen.
The London Evening Standard got an early peek and revealed some of the observations offered by the 35-year-old Brazilian beauty.
- “I can’t get through a day without seeing my kids. When I’m out of town working, I FaceTime them five times a day. They are growing so fast and I don’t want to miss a thing.”
- “One can never have enough dark chocolate. I always tell myself, ‘Just one piece,’ but it never ends up that way.”
- “My golden rule of style is to wear whatever is comfortable — often jeans and a T-shirt. I like to keep it simple and jeans will never go out of style.”
- “My signature scent is lavender essential oil. It helps me to relax.”
- “I always pack sweatpants and a warm scarf in my suitcase. I just love being cozy and warm.”
Bündchen, who is married to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has been the world’s highest paid model for the past nine years.
According to Forbes, Bündchen earned $44 million between June 2014 and June 2015, due to beauty and fragrance contracts with Chanel and Carolina Herrera, Under Armour advertisements and her very own brands, including Gisele Bündchen Intimates.
Bündchen’s net worth is pegged at $386 million.