The late Alexander McQueen
once dubbed Gisele Bundchen
as "The Body" as a hats-off in regard to her head turning physical proportions, and anyone who has followed her successful modeling career will most definitely see eye to eye with the former great British fashion designer. Needless to say, the Brazilian supermodel has certainly continued to live up to the nickname - which was given to her in the late nineteen-nineties - until this very day, as evidenced by her most recent appearance on the cover (and the pages) of her home country's edition of Vogue magazine.
This year officially marks two whole decades ever since Gisele Bundchen was first ever introduced to the competitive world of fashion, and in recognition to having reached such an important milestone in her modeling career, Vogue Brazil
has enlisted the thirty-four year old fashion icon to do them the honor of adorning the May 2015 number of the glossy. The publication not only celebrates Bundchen's lengthy twenty years in the style industry, but also the Sao Paulo-based fashion bible's fortieth anniversary.
As a former Victoria's Secret Angel, Bundchen is not by any means a stranger to stripping down and showing off her mannequin frame in itsy bitsy lingerie, and the stunning mother-of-two took things a bit further for the front of her native Brazil's issue of Vogue, on which she appears completely lacking of clothing. With her long and luscious locks swept over to one side, the blonde beauty takes full advantage of her statuesque frame on the cover of the magazine, as it sees her looking like a classic Greek sculpture standing on a pedestal and posing on her side while using her trim arms and legs to avoid exposing the modest parts of her body, but not shying away from showing off a hint of sideboob.
Bundchen shared the cover image - which was captured by the camera lens of the renowned Dutch photographer duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
- on one of her official social media accounts. "My 20-year career celebration cover @voguebrasil. Thanks to everyone who is part of this special edition. @gb65 @inezvinoodh @danielueda1@bartpumpkin @dickpageface @deborahlippmann ✨🌟✨Capa especial da @voguebrasil em celebraç?o aos meus 20 anos de carreira. Obrigada a todos que fazem parte desta ediç?o especial. #gisele20anos," she posted to her more than five million followers on Instagram next to the photo published on Monday, the twenty-seventh of this month.
The black and white cover shot was not the only image taken from the special celebratory issue that Bundchen treated her many fans to. She subsequently gave them all a sneak peek at a number of others from the series, each one of them including a quote alongside them, written both in English and in her native tongue Portuguese. One of them (posted on the following day, on the twenty-eighth of April) is a portrait shot of her face, also in black and white, in which she is shown covered in what appears to be dirt and sporting her tresses curtaining over her strking mug in an unruly style as she places her hands on her lips and her chin. "'When we honor the earth, we honor ourselves.' @voguebrasil by @paulovainer @gb65 @verokz @flavialafer @henriquem85 🌳🙏🌾 'Quando honramos a terra, honramos a nós mesmos.' #gisele20anos #vogue40anos," the selected quote reads.
Another image from the publication that Bundchen showed off on the same day (Tuesday) as the previous portrait, brings to view her unquestionably remarkable flexibility. She is seen topless against a pale, bluish grey backdrop, clad in only a billowing pair of flared red trousers while kicking her right leg sky high, even higher than her towering five-foot eleven-inch tall height. The charming eye catcher makes use of her upper limbs by extending them down across her torso to shield her bare breasts, while her sun-kissed golden hair is tied up into a loose ponytail that is captured during a whipping motion. As for the quote that accompanies the action shot, it says; "'When you can't change the direction of the wind - adjust your sails.' ☀️🌊⛵️ 'Quando voc? n?o pode mudar o rumo do vento - ajuste as velas.' @voguebrasil @gb65 @henriquegendre @gfrasson @danielhernandezdh #gisele20anos #vogue40anos."
Bundchen, who just a little less than a mere two weeks ago announced that she had officially dropped the curtains when it comes down to dazzling spectators while strutting her stuff up and down the catwalks of the world, was not the first top model to have the honor of being given the nickname "The Body." More or less a decade before the pseudonym was used in the same sentence with the Tres de Maio-born mannequin, the veteran Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson
also came to be called "The Body" following her sizzling appearances in the hotly popular Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
issue back in the nineteen-eighties, of which the fifty-one year old mother-of-two holds an impressive record of five of its covers under her extensive belt.