Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is an icon and will forever remain a legend of the runway. She’s someone who came into the fashion world and turned it upside down by changing the standards of beauty. She brought the era of ‘curves’ – a body with personality, a true Latin beauty with a flawless figure.
Gisele announced her retirement from the runway a month ago, and last night she walked her last show for Brazilian brand Colcci during Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Gisele once said that it was her dream to finish her runway career in her home Brazil, so it was no surprise that she did it with Colcci. She’s had a strong bond with the label for years, and has been their brand ambassador as well as a collaborator.
Gisele’s parents, sisters, and husband, Tom Brady were seated amongst the crowd in the front row to show their support.
We are deeply going to miss seeing those perfect legs walk down the runway! The blonde bombshell modeled several different looks and closed the show walking with her friends, wearing cool t-shirts with Gisele’s face illustrated on the front and motivational quotes on the back. “The Best Is Yet To Come,” read one of the shirts.
We ask ourselves, why would the highest paid model in the world would just quit the runway? Gisele told the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, “Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop. I respect my body; it’s a privilege to be able to stop.” And that is very true. Not many models have the privilege to say ‘no more.’ But obviously the Brazilian hottie does!
But don’t worry, we are still going to see more of Gisele. She will continue to do fashion campaigns, photo shoots and brand partnerships. She is just saying goodbye to the catwalks! So there is still much more to come from this bombshell.
Gisele has been preparing for this moment for days now. She went to Instagram and posted a couple of pictures prior to the show. In one, she wrote “The best is yet to come,” and in another she wrote:
“I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business.”
I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business. #firstrunway #14yearsold Sou muito grata por ter tido a oportunidade, aos 14 anos, de iniciar esta jornada. Hoje, após 20 anos nesta carreira, é um privilégio estar fazendo meu último desfile por escolha própria e ainda continuar trabalhando em outras facetas da indústria. #primeirodesfile #14anos
Following her Instagram post, her loving husband showed his support on Facebook with a beautiful photo and a moving love letter.
How romantic and supportive! They couple have two kids together, 5-year-old Benjamin and Vivian Jack, who is 2 years old. The Brandy-Bundchen house is full of love!
Today Gisele shared more emotional posts on Instagram:
Gisele will be eternally remembered, but a new era of supermodels on the catwalk has come into view sparked by the vivacity and domination of both Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid!
WE LOVE YOU, GISELE!
Can you believe the bombshell is leaving the catwalk for good after 20 years! Wait until you read hubby Tom Brady’s beautiful love note! What do you think of Gisele’s decision?