Gisele Bundchen’s Shining Moments on the Catwalk
The Sao Paulo Fashion Week held last April 15, 2015 marked the last catwalk appearance of supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The 34 year old has just announced that she’s retiring from the runway. Of course, for her last appearance, wearing a Colcci dress, she didn’t fail to wow the crowd with her famous swansong strut.
Starting out at 14, she’s been working in the fashion industry for 20 years now. On the night of her last appearance, Gisele instagrammed a picture of her young self stating she was grateful for the opportunities and is privileged to be doing her last fashion show by choice. What’s next for the supermodel? She plans to continue working in the fashion business and is thinking of launching her own line.
She got her big break in 1988 when she was chosen to model for the Alexander McQueen show because she was able to walk on a slippery runway, wearing very tall heels, in style. Ever since she got her first British Vogue cover, her star just continued to shine brighter. Scoring runway gigs left and right, Gisele was truly on her way to becoming a catwalk celebrity.
In 2000 she signed a record-breaking contract with Victoria’s Secret and no one could contest her status as a supermodel then. She is known for strutting on the catwalk wearing the Red Hot Fantasy Bra – most expensive Victoria’s Secret Fantasy bra of all time! By now, she has been on the cover of famous magazines and publications hundreds of time. Elle, Allure, Vanity Fair, Forbes and TIME are just a few of those that featured her front and center.
Another shining moment in Bundchen’s catwalk career is her leading a group of top models during Vogue ‘s Fashion’s Night Out runway show in 2010, held at the Lincoln Center in NYC. She then appeared on Balenciaga’s runway as a surprise, wowing the crowd and closing the show with a flourish.
She continued her success by winning major campaigns and getting featured in more magazines and runways. She also scored makeup campaigns and became a spokeswoman for various products including iconic Chanel No. 5.
Many fans are sure to feel deeply her absence from the runway but with her skills and fire, Gisele Bundchen is sure to continue being a well-known name in the fashion industry for years to come.