Supermodel Gisele Bundchen quits runway: Her 8 best catwalk moments
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who has reigned supreme on runways for two decades, is retiring from the catwalk to spend more time with her NFL star quarterback husband and their children.fashion and trends Updated: Mar 25, 2015 13:46 IST
Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, who has reigned supreme on runways for two decades, is retiring from the catwalk to spend more time with her NFL star quarterback husband and their children.
The 34-year-old blonde beauty -- the world's highest-paid model who has strutted her stuff for many of the top labels in the business -- will make her final sashay down the catwalk in Sao Paulo next month.
"Gisele will focus on special projects and also spending more time on her number one priority: her family," her sister and representative Patricia Bundchen said in a statement.
"She is already cutting back on catwalk appearances and will bid adieu to shows in her own country during the Colcci brand presentation at Sao Paulo Fashion Week."
Bundchen posted a message to her Facebook page, thanking fans for their support.
"Thank you for all the love. A kiss in your heart and have a beautiful day!!!!" she wrote.
Before the world-famous Brazilian supermodel steps onto the catwalk for the last time in April 2015, we take a look back at some of the highlights from her 20 years in the industry.
The young Gisele Bündchen models a dress designed by Stella McCartney in the Chloé Spring-Summer 1999 show in Paris.
Gisele models a look by Colcci during São Paulo fashion week in June 2009 (left) and Gisele models for Colcci once again at São Paulo fashion week in April 2014 (right).
Almost incognito in her curly wig, Gisele Bündchen models a look by Renato Kherlakian during São Paulo fashion week in 2004 (left) and the Brazilian supermodel walks once again for Colcci during São Paulo fashion week in January 2011 (right).
The supermodel walks in the Victoria's Secret fashion show in November 2003 in New York (left) and Gisele, just behind Karl Lagerfeld, walks for Chanel at the Spring-Summer 2015 ready-to-wear show in September 2014 in Paris (right).