farewell gisele! the super hits the runway for the last time

The 34 year old has retired from the catwalk after 20 years in the business.

by Tish Weinstock
16 April 2015, 3:10pm

Photography Edward Enninful, Styling Emma Summerton, Hair Bob Recine, Make-Up Matthias van Hoof. Cardigan Valentino. Shirt Paul Smith. Socks Céline. Shoes Burberry. [The Pick Me Up Issue, No. 314, Pre-Fall 2001]

As Juliet Capulet once famously said, ''parting is such sweet sorrow.'' We couldn't be more sorrowful about Gisele's retirement from the runway even if we tried. Yes, that's right, after 20 years in the business, the Brazilian beauty responsible for making Havaianas cool, who graced the cover of i-D not once but six times, and who, for the last 10 years, has been the highest earning supermodel in the world, has stalked the catwalk for the last time. Walking for Brazilian fashion brand Colcci last night during Såo Paulo Fashion Week, Gisele ended her modeling career in the very place it began, her home country of Brazil. But fear not, although she will be taking time out to spend with her husband, quarterback hunk Tom Brady, and her two adorable kids, the 34-year-old has vowed to continue working in the industry, so watch this space!

Check out her six i-D covers below:

Photography David Sims, Styling Anna Cockburn, Hair Guido, Make-Up Linda Cantello. [The Cheeky Issue, No. 182, December 1998] 

Photography Richard Burbridge, Styling Edward Enninful, Hair Nicolas Jurnjak, Make-Up Pat McGrath. [The Drenched Issue, No. 195, March 2000]

Photography Matt Jones, Styling Edward Enninful, Hair Martin Cullen, Make-Up Aaron de Mey. [The Upbeat Issue, No. 264, March 2006] 

Photography Matt Jones. [The Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Issue, No. 307, Summer 2010]

Photography Edward Enninful, Styling Emma Summerton, Hair Bob Recine, Make-Up Matthias van Hoof. [The Pick Me Up Issue, No. 314, Pre-Fall 2011

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Photography Daniele Duella + Iango Henzi, Styling Patti Wilson. [The Role Model Issue, No. 321, Fall 2012]