Gisele Bündchen Walks Her Last Runway, Ever — See the Emotional Photos!
It's the end of an era: just a month after announcing her retirement from the runway, Gisele Bündchen walked in her last show for Brazilian brand Colcci during São Paulo Fashion Week on Wednesday. The supermodel strutted her stuff in three separate looks and closed the show along with other models wearing rocker-style t-shirts with Gisele's face emblazoned on them. When she reached the end of the catwalk for her final bow, she drew a standing ovation from the crowd — which included her parents, sisters, and adoring husband, Tom Brady — and was enveloped in a hug from fellow Brazilian-born model Fernanda Tavares.
Gisele shared photos leading up to the momentous day on Instagram this week; in one, she wears a tank top that reads, "The best is yet to come," and in another, she captioned a throwback snap from her first-ever runway show with a heartfelt message, saying, "I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business." Tom echoed the sentiment with an incredibly sweet message shared on his Facebook page shortly after the show:
Is your face covered in tears yet? Keep reading for photos from Gisele's last turn on the catwalk, and then look back on her best runway moments over the years.