Gisele Bundchen 2015
The model saw out her last runway show in jeans and a cropped white tank top. Her fellow models in the Sao Paulo Fashion Week show honoured her final appearance with t-shirts bearing her photographsGetty

At the age of 34, supermodel Gisele Bundchen is retiring from the runway after 20 years of strutting her stuff.

The face of Chanel No.5 announced that it was to be her last appearance as she modelled for streetwear brand, Colcci on Wednesday night (15 April) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for their Fashion Week.

Her husband, NFL star Tom Brady and her parents were there to support her during her last catwalk appearance, sitting in the front row of the show.

When contemplating why she made the decision to leave the runway behind, Bundchen revealed to a Brazilian newspaper that it was more of a physical need than a mental one. "Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop. I respect my body."

The mother-of-two took to Instagram before the show on Wednesday mentioning her plans to stop participating in runway events as she wrote: "I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business."

To celebrate the icon's time on the catwalk, IBTimes UK takes a brief look at her life spent on the runway.

Gisele Bundchen 2000
A fresh-faced 19-year-old Gisele models for Faust Haten in NYC, demonstrating it's Fall-Winter Collection in 2000 Thomas A.Clary/Getty
Gisele Bundchen 2002
In 2002, Gisele walked in a Victoria Secrets show in New York City, where she promoted one of their Angel line lingerie setsTimothy A.Clary/Getty
Gisele Bundchen 2004
The supermodel was without her recognisable long, wavy hair during Sao Paulo Fashion Week, 2004. She modelled for designer Rhenato Kherlakian whilst sporting a tightly curled up-doEvaristo SA/Getty
Gisele Bundchen 2005
In 2005, a smiley Gisele represents Brazilian designer Colcci in their Spring/Summer 2006 collection during Barcelona Fashion weekCesar Rangel/Getty
Gisele Bundchen 2006
The then 26-year-old Gisele walks for Victoria's Secret in their sole Fashion Show held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The show was broadcast on television shortly after in December, 2006Mark Mainz/Getty
Gisele Bundchen 2008,
The top model worked a more casual look than she is used to during the Rio De Janeiro Fashion Week in 2008. Gisele was styled in Colcci who were presenting their Autumn/Winter CollectionVanderlei Almeida/Getty
Gisele Bundchen 2010,
Bundchen walks the runway during Fashion's Night Out: The Show at Lincoln Center, NYC in 2010.Kevin Mazur/Getty
Gisele Bundchen 2011
Bundchen walks the runway for Givenchy as she shows off their Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2012 show, during Paris Fashion Week in late 2011Pascal Le Segretain/Getty