Vogue Italia spends quality time with Gisele

February 6th marks the release of the new February issue of Vogue Italia starring Brazilian top model Gisele Bündchen in an intimate portrait lensed by photography’s rising star Jamie Hawkesworth.

The appointment was set for 6am on a Sunday morning outside the gates of Chestnut Hill villa, in Boston, where Gisele Bündchen lives with her two children and her husband, American football legend Tom Brady, quarter back for the New England Patriots, set to compete in the Super Bowl final in just a few days.

The Brazilian top model, whose 2017 income of $17.5 million (a year in which she reduced her commitments handing over the top spot to Kendall Jenner) earned her the second place in Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid models, agreed – for the first time – to open the door of her house to Vogue Italia photographer Hawkesworth, whom she allowed to portray her son Benjamin and was even entrusted with a series of images from her personal albums.

This is not the only ‘first time’ making this cover story of the Condé Nast monthly publication so special: posing in her kitchen, Gisele is portrayed in a pair of Looney Tunes slippers – an intimate and personal image that is miles away from the typically glamorous version of the top model we are used to seeing.

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But, most of all, this is the first time in the history of Vogue Italia that a model appears on the cover make-up free and without a stylist deciding on the look: the garments (including the Gucci looks wore on the two covers) were selected and styled by Gisele herself.

The cover’s debut coincides with another inside look at Bündchen and Brady’s home life, which is currently being featured in the new docuseries “Tom vs. Time” on Facebook Watch.