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Farewell, Gisele! The Supermodel Makes Her Final Runway Appearance

In her 20 years on the runway, Gisele Bündchen has become the standard by which other models are judged. Bündchen’s powerful trademark walk is part of the reason why she became the world’s highest-paid model. But now, after two decades of enlivening the world’s catwalks, she’s chosen to step away from the place that made her famous. After weeks of speculation, Bündchen posted to her official Instagram account with a statement expressing her gratefulness regarding her career success and announcing that today’s São Paulo fashion week Colcci show would be her last. Bündchen has been the face of the Brazilian brand for several seasons and it seems fitting that she’d choose to wrap up her runway career with a strut in her hometown, but we can’t help but feel a sense of loss as one of fashion’s greatest semi-retires.