Gisele Bundchen's Rio Olympics Dress Designer Tells All
The night before, the 36-year-old model walked a massive runway during the Opening Ceremony while donning a gorgeous dress from Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch.
Gisele and Alexandre had worked together in the past, as she modeled for his brand and the company Zoomp in the late 90s.
Alexandre told Vogue he didn’t know why Gisele chose him to design the gown, saying, “I suppose she wanted to wear a Brazilian designer. I didn’t really ask her why. It was such a special reunion. We haven’t spoken in a long time, and we mostly talked about our kids and life these days. Anyway…it was an indescribable and special experience—the whole process, the meetings, and the final presentation.”
He added that he met with her several times during the desgin process and she gave some important input, explaining, “Gisele knows exactly what looks good on her and what doesn’t, which makes the job much more objective and accurate. She was always present in the process. She gave important opinions, and we thought about the parts together. She made some important changes.”
Also pictured: Gisele on her balcony at Hotel Fasano with a film crew that same day.