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Book of the week: Gisele

Book of the week: Gisele

The coffee table book costs Dhs2,570

Editor: Faizal Dahlawia


Image: Taschen

Gisele's eponymous book may be expensive but it's a collector's item that might be worth your every penny.

By any measure, US$700 (Dhs2,570) is an exorbitant amount to pay for a book (our logic: book vs. bag in this case). But then again this isn't any ordinary coffee table book; this is a book that charts the meteoric rise of the Brazilian supermodel. Year after year she's topped the highest-paid models list and the self-titled book chronicles her journey, containing over 300 images, which in reality is just a fraction of her actual body of work.

The book, limited to only 1000 copies, includes some of Bundchen's most iconic photographs shot by legendary lensmen including David LaChapelle, Juergen Teller, Inez and Vinoodh, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day and Irving Penn, whose image graces the book cover. In addition, there are also anecdotes from family and friends, from within the fashion circle or otherwise.

The best part of the book deal? Bundchen is donating all proceeds to charity. Last we checked though, the book is sold out on publisher Taschen's site, but a new, and much higher price is stated, which could possibly mean a reprint is in order very soon.