This is Gisele Bündchen, she is declard as being the ‘last remaining supermodel’,at just 16 she walked on the runway at the New York City fashion show, and now Forbes have named her 89th most powerful woman in the world. She’s a humanitarian, a mother, a millionaire and to celebrate her 20 years in modelling the Brazillian Vogue paid homage to her by putting her on the front (picture above). But for some reasons this photo makes me reaaaaally uncomfortable…
- She is a supermodel and carries a size 6 dress size, so she’s never going to look like a hippo but in this picture if anything emphasises too much of her tiny frame. Her back seems to bend in an abnormal way, she doesn’t look powerful, she looks meek and afraid, I’m just not sure why Vogue chose to present one of the most powerful women in the world in such a light?
- She’s naked. Well she was a Victoria secret model and so the chances that you’ve seen her semi naked are high but this is different, she’s full on naked. This coupled with her almost cowering frame does do anything to project the feeling that she is ‘celebrating’ 20 years as one of the most successful models in history.
- She’s just an incredibly beautiful thing stood on a pedastool, that says nothing and does nothing.
- Along the same lines, Giselle Bündchen has does a lot more than stand around looking pretty, she is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations and yet here she’s just another (skeletal) body on the front of a magazines, that people look at and buy.
- Her body is in greyscale whereas Vogue’ and the number ’20’ are in gold, now it doesn’t take a skilled artistic critic to understand the significance there. I just wondered if they were trying to celebrate and pull focus onto her, instead of her just being another naked cover girl. Then why not have her as the focal point instead of the Vogue institution and the ’20’, which is supposed to show her landmark 20 years in fashion (although it doesn’t mention that on the cover)?
I love to hear if anybody else felt a little too uncomfortable looking at this cover aswell.