Gisele Bundchen is already the highest paid supermodel in the world, but she's about to become even richer. Soon to hit the market is Gisele Bundchen's new coffee table book which retails for a cool $700. Say what? This isn't your ordinary coffee table book, though. And it better not be, if you're shelling out the cash for it. But if you're a lover of fashion and legendary photographers, it may just be the investment for you.
Taschen, the German publisher, is releasing the limited-edition set of books. Only 1,000 copies will be made, so fashion and Gisele lovers, act soon! The book will commemorate 20 years of of Gisele's career with over 300 photos, some of them nude. According to People, the book is “personally curated and designed by Gisele in collaboration with [creative director] Giovanni Bianco.”
Th $700 price tag will also get you another perk: It's personally signed by the Brazilian beauty. According to People, the publisher released a statement saying, "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 Pele and Senna."
That has got to be one hell of a fashion-forward book. I can only hope that her iconic V Magazine spread is in there, shot by Mario Testino. I will never forget those ass-less chaps! In a statement Taschen attributed the high cost partly to the book's inclusion of tributes from Bündchen's friends, families, and fashion icons, according to Daily News. Makes sense — that kind of intel doesn't come free!
Who wouldn't want to get an inside look into the model's life. She's starred in 450 fashion shows, covered more than 1,000 magazines, and has worked with Brazil's Zero Hunger program and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She's got an interesting life, to say the least, and what better way to celebrate 20 successful years than a print book that will live on forever?
Copies are expected to be released in November — just in time for the holiday season. This year, give the gift of Gisele!