Over the past six months we've all sat back in awe to see how Gisele Bunchen completely snapped back into shape after giving birth to son Benjamin. As if we didn't know it already, she confirmed just how in shape she is when she hit the runway at Sao Paulo Fashion Week for Colcci this week. Bunchen sported three looks in the show, walking the finale with the designer. "I was very nervous . . . but I'm very happy, everything went right," she told Brazillian newspaper Estado de Sao Paulo.
Now that the Brazilian label Colcci has come out with its full Gisele Bundchen ad campaign, we know a few things. First of all, the supermodel has to be superhuman to get back into that kind of shape after having a baby (when these pictures were taken, she had given birth to baby Benjamin just six and a half weeks prior), and second, maybe Vogue was onto something when the mag declared that its shape-issue cover girl had "skinny thighs," even postpartum.
The Cut asked a Photoshopping expert for an opinion on what type of retouching might have been done. The conclusion: "Her skin is Photoshopped, and that solid backdrop makes retouching her shape super easy and hard to pinpoint. Mostly it's her face that scares me here, as her eyes are pointed different directions."
Our favourite Brazilian new mum, Gisele Bundchen, has gotten straight back into modelling for the first time after a four-month break. The shoot, an ad campaign for Colcci, happened last Monday, and the first shot, by David Sims, is already out. But as confident as she looks here, it seems as though she didn’t slip straight back into the role.
Bundchen told Brazilian TV show 'Fantastico': “Before coming here [the studio] I was pretty worried about if I still could do everything. This moment of doubt really happened. I didn’t know if I’d be able to embody a character. For the first picture I was feeling lost. After the second picture there were no problems anymore, I’m starting to feel comfortable with my body again.”
Supermodels are a rare breed. Aside from their extraordinary, envy-invoking physiques, they have continuously proved that they defy the laws of post-pregnancy weight. Gisele is the latest super to join the (working) 'yummy mummy' model camp, as the likes of Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss have done before her.
Despite having only given birth to her first child early last month, we hear that she is already planning to get back to work. A representative for Brazilian brand Colcci confirmed that "she is doing photos for Colcci's Winter campaign at the end of January." The images will be shot in Boston, Bundchen's current hometown, meaning she won't have too far to travel. It's too soon to tell whether all her work will always be that convenient, given the international nature of her workload before she had her baby, but there has been talk of her scaling back on her contracts this year.
Seems like there's a fashion week nearly every week, doesn't there? Besides obvious cities like London, New York, Paris and Milan, we've taken you to Rio, Mexico City, Sydney, Tokyo, Mumbai and Beijing. Now, we head to Sao Paulo.
So what can we expect from Brazil's big style week? How about gridded bathing suits, lots of sequins and metal headwear, and appearances from Gisele and Jesus Luz.