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Gisele Bundchen Covers Vogue Brazil’s June 2013 ‘Body Issue’

Gisele for Vogue Brazil / via Vogue.Globo.

Gisele for Vogue Brazil / via Vogue.Globo.

For Vogue Brazil's June 2013 issue, the publication ran a cover of the supermodel Gisele Bundchen wearing a black leather bikini, photographed by Mario Testino. According to a recent Forums count, this issue marks the fifteenth time the supermodel has appeared on the cover of Vogue Brazil (and her 121st time covering any edition of Vogue), which would be a problem if this were the "Originality Issue" — luckily, it's the "Body Issue," and since Gisele happens to have a body … you see where this is going. 

One notable aspect of this particular cover: the layout. It's very confusing because, like other glossy fashion magazines, Vogue Brazil actually employs a staff of qualified, creative professionals who must have been responsible for conceiving of and executing those slanted, Pantone-swatch cover lines. It's a bizarre choice for a Vogue title, but the format wouldn't look out of place on a more editorial, independent publication. Here, it looks like a very failed experiment … at best. (As VogueDisciple93 put it in the corresponding Forum thread, "If Bayside High School from 'Saved By The Bell' had a daily paper this would be the layout.") But I guess that when Gisele's on your June cover (for the fifteen time), you can afford to take some risks. 

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