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Vogue Italia Taps Gisele Bundchen, Vogue’s Most Prolific Cover Model, for June 2013 Issue

Gisele Bundchen by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia

Gisele Bundchen by Steven Meisel / via Vogue.it

Steven Meisel photographed model Gisele Bundchen for Vogue Italia's June 2013 "Health & Beauty" issue. Based on a recent Forums count, this is Bundchen's 122nd appearance on a cover of Vogue (she is also featured on this month's Vogue Brazil cover). The 32-year-old has appeared on the front of various editions of the publication more than any other model to date (the runner-up is Kate Moss, with 100 covers). Given that Meisel has photographed every Vogue Italia cover since Franca Sozzani took over the top of the masthead in 1988 (If you're counting, that means he's photographed the main editorial and cover for Vogue Italia alone over 300 times), he's likely Gisele's photographer counterpart when it comes to prolific contributions to the Vogue family.

So this dream-team's latest effort for the Italian edition of the publication (the duo last paired up for Vogue Italia in December 2010) revolves around the idea that self-care is the ultimate luxury (especially, it appears, when you can delegate the care of your self to ethnically ambiguous, uniformed others) and, as the Vogue.it website puts it, that health and beauty are "reflected on our skin." The makeup credits for the cover(s) consist of Visible Radiance Facial Cleansing Cream, Super Liner Silkissime, Volume Million Lashes Mascara — "all by L'Oreal Paris," which was obviously an editorial decision. 

Bundchen is styled in a cashmere jacket and silk miniskirt by Louis Vuitton and eight pounds of diamonds by Chopard, Leviev and Chanel

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