Model Gisele Bundchen is embraced and applauded as she presents a creation from the Colcci Summer 2016 collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker - RTR4XIV0
Photograph by Paulo Whitaker — Reuters
By Benjamin Snyder
September 24, 2015

Recently retired Gisele Bundchen, who has once again been named as the world’s top-earning supermodel, is selling a coffee table book with her photos. Nothing special about that, right?

Wrong. The limited edition book is going for a crazy-high price of $700. The book will celebrate her career and include hundreds of images.

But it’s also being marketed as a rare, luxury item. After all, just 1,000 copies of the book will be sold. Each one will be signed by Bundchen, according to the NY Daily News.

Publisher Taschen said in a statement that the Brazilian’s friends, including those in fashion, talk about Gisele in the book and “shed light on how and why she has become one of the greatest models of all time.” Apparently that helps to keep the book at its costly sum.

Per the publisher:

With more than 300 photographs, this large-scale Collector’s Edition is personally curated and designed by Gisele in collaboration with Giovanni Bianco. 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 Pelé and Senna and the highest-earning model in the world. The breathtaking image collection is accompanied by 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.

The book will be sold beginning in November.

For more on Gisele, here’s how she’s the top-earning model once again. And here’s from when she announced she’d be retiring from the runway.


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