TASCHEN, founded as a small comic shop in Cologne/Germany in 1980, is today renowned as the world’s leading publisher of illustrated books across art, architecture, design, fashion, film, travel, pop culture, and sexy subjects.
TASCHEN is committed to both diversity and excellence, treating each topic with the same respect, and producing, designing, and packaging each book beautifully and uniquely. The TASCHEN program ranges from the game-changing Basic Art Series, the most popular art book collection ever published, to luxurious Collector’s and Art Editions with such cultural luminaries as Annie Leibovitz, Naomi Campbell, David Bowie, and Gisele Bündchen.
As a global publishing house, TASCHEN branded stores now operate in 11 cities around the world, while the new TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles hosts rotating exhibitions coordinated with the publishing program.
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Gisele Bündchen Edition of 900 + 200 APs
Born in the Brazilian countryside, and nearly six feet tall by the age of 14,Gisele Bündchen grew from humble roots into the most successful supermodel in the world. This limited Collector's Edition celebrates her 20-year milestone in the industry with a unique and spectacular collection of jaw-dropping glamour and intimate, personal insights.
Gisele was just 18 when she made her breakthrough in the S/S 1998 ready-to-wear "Rain" show of Alexander McQueen, who chose "The Body" thanks to her ability to walk in towering heels on a slippery runway. The same year, Gisele secured her first British Vogue cover, and swiftly became the most in-demand cover girl of her generation. The following year, she was chosen for the cover of American Vogue, shot by Steven Meisel, and lauded as "the return of the sexy model"with her bronzed, athletic beauty defying late-'90s grunge. Since then, Gisele has appeared on more than 1,000 covers around the globe, in approximately 450 fashion shows, and in multinational campaigns for the biggest fashion and beauty brands.
With more than 300 photographs, this large-scale Collector's Edition is curated and art directed by Giovanni Bianco. From Gisele's legendary nude portrait by Irving Penn, chosen as the book's cover, to iconic shots from such industry luminaries as Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh, 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 breathtaking image collection is accompanied by an introduction by Steven Meisel and 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.
Limited to a total of 1,000 numbered copies signed by Gisele Bündchen, this book is available as Collector's Edition (No. 101-1,000), and also in an Art Edition of 100 copies (No. 1-100 with a print signed by Juergen Teller).
Gisele is donating all her proceeds from the book to charity.