Gisele Bundchen’s new Vogue Italia shoot: dated, crazy or stunning?

Last week, I covered Gisele Bundchen’s Vogue Brazil cover for June – she was photographed by Mario Testino, and it was like he dropped her into a vat of oil and leather. I hated that pictorial. But Gisele also covers the new issue of Vogue Italia, this time with a photoshoot done by Steven Meisel. I’m including the newsstand cover (pedicure) and the subscriber’s cover (headshot). Is it just me or does the pedicure shot harken back to a lot of fashion mag covers in the 1990s? I do like that Gisele looks more “real” here than when Testino was photographing her.

Incidentally, I just read this little piece of history on The Fashion Spot – apparently, this is Gisele’s 122nd appearance on a cover of Vogue (counting all international editions) and that makes her the most Vogue-y model ever. No other model has scored as many Vogue covers as Gisele.

But really, I’m just writing this up because Vogue Italia released a video of their photoshoot with Gisele and OMG OMG. This video is the craziest, most amazing thing you’ll watch all day. I do have to warn you – this is NSFW. It has Gisele Butt. But if you have the time and inclination, you should watch this. Over and over!

Photos courtesy of Vogue Italia/TFS.

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  1. marie says:

    she looks great, lovely photos. now let me go shove a donut in my mouth so I’ll feel better.

    (I can’t watch the video till I get home)

  2. Nicole says:

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Creepy Kardashian blood face!

  3. Anna says:

    Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. There is a bit of a throw-back to the late 80s/early 90s aesthetic, but it’s in that great, glam power-woman way.

  4. mabooski says:

    Love this bitch. WERK!

  5. Tessa says:

    I actually love them. The cover is gorgeous, and the inside shots are different and kind of weird, but in a good way.

  6. Andrea says:

    She looks beautiful but I still think she’s an idiot.

  7. Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

    LOve them I like the 90′s looks to them. I miss supermodels being in fashion magazines.

  8. Jacqueline says:

    The whole shoot is so mid-nineties – and I mean that in the best way. Back when I had the time to read every single word in each issue of vogue. Chanel, dolce, Versace – those were the days of conspicuous consumption :)

  9. NM9005 says:

    She’s amazing. This woman knows her angles so well and pulls off any pose. She’s the only real non-retired supermodel. All those others…just no.

    The Asian women are offensive though. They make white models Asian by taping their eyes and other racist bullshit. They rarely get a cover but they can act as props for white models (e.g. Lebron and Gisele) and now this. Goddamn fashion world, despicable. I wonder if Bundchen even cares or notices this? Or is she used to it? Instead of condemning mothers who don’t breastfeed and talking about sunscreen, she should address matters that really impact people’s lives. She’s rich, famous and celebrated enough to voice her opinion.

  10. Suze says:

    This is why she is the one of the world’s top models – she’s perfect for it and she’s good at it.

  11. anneesezz says:

    Eh… plus she’s had work done so I’m not impressed.

  12. Isa says:

    I need my eyes checked!
    I just don’t see anything cute about her or her. Let me not be mean! The hat on the last picture is beautiful & a lovely color. ;)

    • Erinn says:

      I really don’t like the photos…and I find her facial expressions so vacant for the most part. Kind of creepy.

    • V4Real says:

      Gisele has been packaged and marketed so well that people actually believe that she is beautiful. I don’t find her attractive at all. She’s model pretty meaning she has the right features, body type and a very unique look(androgynous). Adrianna Lima is beautiful, Angelina Jolie is absolutely stunning. To each their own but Gisele, really?

  13. Tapioca says:

    She looks like Malificent in the close up and I thought she was against photoshopping?

    *is confused*

  14. poppy says:

    why is her name on the cover?
    hard enough to separate her stupidity/sanctimony from her face as it is.

  15. Cordelia says:

    Wait.. It’s fall already?

  16. virginia5 says:

    Sorry but I don’t find her attractive.

  17. Talie says:

    She’s reminding me of Celine Dion in that video with her spastic movements.

  18. ncboudicca says:

    I love the last outfit. I could never wear all of that at the same time but she looks good.

  19. DreamyK says:

    She reminds me of Barbra Streisand in that last photo. Not a fan of the overall shoot but she has a world class a** and should flaunt it at every opportunity :)

  20. Word says:

    Her neck is freaking me out! She’s great at what she does, a supermodel in the truest sense.

  21. doofus says:

    wow, though she hates the use of photoshop, she should be thanking the graphic artist who worked on these because they actually made her look kind of feminine in these shots.

  22. bns says:

    I only like the picture where she’s wearing the sunglasses. I really don’t get her appeal.

  23. epiphany says:

    Not a big fan of Gisele’s – I find her pompous without a good excuse for being so – but she is a great model, and I wish fashion magazines would go back to using professional models for their covers and editorials, instead of whatever celebrity flavor-of-the-month is available.

  24. Dawn says:

    I think she looks absolutely stunning in these pics. Love them.

  25. asf says:

    beautiful pics,she has healthy glow on her face

  26. kiddo says:

    Everything is beautiful except for that putrid orange-beige lipstick. That looks disgusting.

  27. Tulip says:

    I want Absoultely Fabulous to do a spoof on that awful video. It’s so bad, it’s awesome!

  28. Dhavynia says:

    I never understood the hype. She’s fug to me

  29. moon says:

    Giselle is getting a bit overexposed, like Kate Moss. She’s not a bad model, but she’s in everything and models for everything so I’m not sure what her brand is supposed to be.

  30. Wendy says:

    so very Barbra Streisand…oy

  31. Lulu says:

    i think she looks like a little like a young Barbara Streisand in the last pic.

  32. Jen34 says:

    The only thing attractive about her is her body. If she shrunk 9 inches, everyone would call her ugly.

  33. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Green is her color – she rocks that hat. The last photo reminds me a little of Cindy Crawford back in the eighties.

  34. Rabia says:

    She’s the perfect model. I don’t know how anyone can look at her and not think she’s physical perfection personified.

  35. kim says:

    Her modeling was pretty bad. Wow.

  36. lisa says:

    i dont think her face is the slightest bit pretty

    but her legs are amazing

    • Harriet says:

      She just happens to be the best known model in the industry but that doesn’t mean all the other top models are particularly pretty either eg. Karlie Kloss or Daria Werbowery or Kate Moss or whatever. The list goes on. They all have distinctive features but not symmetrical barbie looks. No one is perfect and not every model has to look like she’s out of a cookie cutter mould.

  37. Shelly says:

    I think she’s stunning, as usual. She’s a natural beauty who photographs extremely well, and her body is sick.

  38. It'sJustBlanche says:

    She looks like Babs in some of those pictures. Like Barbra Streisand at the top of her game.

  39. Sachi says:

    Gisele knows how to work the cameras. High-fashion or commercial modeling…she gets it. She can crossover either way and not damage her career like it had done to some models. The last supermodel, indeed.

    She is not pretty in a conventional sense, but she has amazing bone structure and her physique makes for the angles that photographers love to work with when they take photos.

    Her face also knows how to convey emotions and expressions other than “I’m so sexy, look at my open mouth!”-pose.

    She looks fierce and confident in this shoot, but there’s also that wistful look in her eyes, exactly like how the photos come across as a throwback to the 90s.

    That photo with the white hat is gorgeous. There’s just white background and the focus is on the model, but the photos don’t look “cheap”. Gisele is working it.

  40. lrm says:

    i want the last outfit with the purple sweater. italy fashion rocks.
    she looks slightly christy turlington-esqe in the one with the white hat. i think it’s her nose profile from that angle….
    yea, i don’t undertand why people always say ‘she’s not even pretty’. she’s a model-as in high fashion. which is high art. it’s about lines, composition, etc. not selling a t shirt at kohl’s. lol

  41. Susan says:

    I wonder which photoshop filters they used on these pics?

  42. Bijlee says:

    Pictures are gorgeous, but the video is weird.

  43. Chrissy says:

    I basically like these, except for the orange lips shot, which I think is kind of ugly. I agree with the commenter above about the Asian ladies waiting on her though. But overall, these are pretty pictures.

  44. taxi says:

    She has the best hair in the business & seeing these pics reminds me why she’s a “supermodel”.

  45. Lisa says:

    I’m getting a sixties Sophia Lauren/Raquel Welch feel from her in these.

  46. TOPgirl says:

    She’s looking a little rough! Not sexy at all. Nice song tho.

  47. Dana says:

    Good thing she’s photogenic, because the *itch is absolutely brain dead. Thank goodness nannies are raising Tom’s kids.

  48. jes_sayin says:

    Hate the message it’s sending with the Asian women positioned BELOW her. Can we be anymore stereotypical??

    Thanks for setting us back Vogue!

    Oh, and Gisele’s all photo-shopped, as usual.

  49. Nicole21 says:

    I don’t know if she had rhinoplasty or they just photoshopped her nose, but she looks great. I am also glad she finally trimmed her 21 year old surfer chick hair. I like this glossy, bouncy style – much more chic.

  50. Kristine says:

    I’m not a fan. The video was a bit spastic and I don’t like the shoot. Overall I think it’s a bit racist to use asians as objects. I don’t find her attractive but could see how others do. Her ass in that video however, yuck. No thank you.

  51. Harriet says:

    I’m not sure if Vogue Italia does the same as the US counterpart but usually when the story is about beauty procedures they are taken on location at a real clinic or a shop or something. So it might not be a racist move.