In 1996, Gisele had her big break as a model during New York Fashion Week. The next year, Bundchen auditioned for 43 fashion shows, but only two of them offered her a contract. Her high-fashion break came in 1997 when she walked for Alexander McQueen’s Spring 1998 ‘Rain’ ready-to-wear show in London, christened as ‘The Body’.
In 1999, she was featured twice on the cover World’s leading fashion Magazines, Vogue. In 2000, Rolling Stone named Gisele Bundchen “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” resulting in a cover featuring the model. Gisele was 20 years old at the time.
“Brazilian Bombshells,” a group of supermodels Gisele Bundchen is credited with establishing, are a result of her influence. This was the beginning of a rapid rise that saw her open shows for Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, and Valentino.
Vogue, Sunday Times Style, i-D, GQ, Elle, Numero, Remix, Marie Claire, Glamour, Vanidades, Woman Arabia, and Vanity Fair are just some of the fashion publications she has graced the cover of and featured in editorials for.
Additionally, Bündchen modeled for high-end fashion labels, including Chanel, Nivea, H&M, Carolina Herrera, David Yurman, Versace, Christian Dior, HOPE, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Ralph Lauren.
Throughout her career, Bundchen has been on the cover of 37 issues of Vogue magazine, breaking into the American version in 2000. Her photo on the magazine’s covers in both the UK and US in January 2000.
She is well-known when in 2000, she signed a $25 million contract with the Victoria’s Secret luxury underwear business, which led to her retirement from Fashion Week appearances. In May 2014, she was named a Chanel No. 5 brand ambassador as well. And in 2006, Bündchen played Serena in “The Devil Wears Prada.