Following the rumours that Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is preparing to retire from the runway, new reports have surfaced saying that this is just "lost in translation" – according to a rep at IMG.

"Gisele made no statement," the source said. "The truth of the matter is that we still have a very strong relationship with several international brands for which [Gisele] may have to do shows - special projects - in the future. It's true that she doesn't do fashion week; she doesn't do 17 shows in all three cities, and she's not going to start. But that's not to say that she might not work on a special project in the future. The word retirement is a little bit of an extreme word." 

34-year-old Bundchen made her catwalk debut in 1996 for the Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Alexander McQueen shows at Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Recent seasons have seen the mother of two make appearances on the runways of Chanel, Balenciaga and Givenchy