Gisele Bündchen has done countless fashion campaigns and hundreds of magazine covers, but trust us, you've never seen the supermodel look quite like this. For Balenciaga's fall 2014 ads, the 33-year-old was without her most famous asset: ahem...we mean her hair, of course. Gisele sported a masculine, almost military buzz cut—something we could see her hubby, Tom Brady, trying out.
Now before fans of the world's most-famous mane freak out, Alexander Wang has already assured Style.com that the haircut is totally fake.
"There was a whole team involved. We had a specialist (Jane Choi) come in who actually works on movie sets doing prosthetics. We spent two days making a prosthetic bald cap on a Gisele body double. And then we had to get another body double who we had to give the exact same haircut. So for every picture we took with Gisele, we had to take another picture with the body double. Then we fused those two together. It was the first time I've ever worked in that way, and (retoucher) Pascal Dangin, he's just incredible. He's a true artist and a painter. When he was showing me the mock-ups, I was blown away by what he was able to achieve before we even got to the shoot."
The designer even joked that shooting this campaign was like being on the set of a Marvel movie. "The funny thing was that Gisele had to come in three hours before call time just to put the bald cap on. We had to wrap the hair very, very flat to her head, put the bald cap on, and then paint the bald cap to the exact same skin color as Gisele. It was basically like putting her into what you usually see on sets like X-Men. Every time we shot the picture it was kind of crazy because it was always just shooting her with the bald cap on and then having to visualize a bald Gisele. Then we'd go in and shoot the body double and that whole process. In the end, seeing it all come together was really magical."
Indeed, Bündchen already seems superhuman. The mom—who has been the highest paid model for the last decade-plus—shows no signs of slowing down and is currently the face of Chanel, H&M, Stuart Weitzman, Pantene and now Balenciaga.