Gisele Bundchen Times Four, for Vogue Brazil
by Alice Byrne
Gisele Bundchen stars on not one but four covers for the July issue of Vogue Brazil, shot by Jaques Dequeker in the Amazon, and Patrick Demarchelier in New York. Her content in this issue of Vogue is extraordinary, appearing in several locations across the globe – all in all she appears in 32 pages in this issue of Vogue Brazil.
You can see why they have decided to go for four covers. Despite the fact that the concept of alternate cover’s is huge at the moment (Wonderland, iD, AnOther to name a few), it is so hard to pick just one Gisele photograph for the cover. Editorial director of Vogue asks “How to select only one photo? There was no consensus, so we decided to publish four”. Not only that, but subscribers to the magazine will actually get a fifth cover, to be treated as a collectors image.
It’s hard to even look through an editorial like this, because there is just so much to take in. I know which is my favorite cover (the studio shoot, with the spotty dress, shot by Patrick Demarchelier), but all the other photographs are so different, it is so hard to compare them. I do know that they are all incredible, they would have to be for Vogue to pick so many covers.
I would say that I do prefer the Partick Demarchelier photographs, but that is only because I am a big fan of studio shoots, as I often feel location images can distract from the model and the fashion. I especially love the black and white ones. Though the waterside images by Jaques Dequeker are truly beautiful. It is just too difficult to pick a favorite.