Claudia Schiffer — The Teutonic Stunner

Claudia Schiffer was born on August 25, 1970 in Rheinberg, Germany. In October of 1987, at the age of 17, she was noticed by Michel Levaton, the head of Metropolitan Model Agency, and then signed to the agency. Soon after, she was signed to Elite Model Management.

Her first major modeling break was appearing on the cover of French Elle, and soon after signed to be the new face of Guess? Jeans, essentially making the fashion brand a household name.

After more covers, she then became the face of Chanel, selected by Karl Lagerfeld. In 1999, Claudia Schiffer appeared on the cover of Vogue, and later appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and People — being the first model to be on the cover of each. She has also appeared on the covers of: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Time.

Schiffer has walked the runway for: Versace, Karl Lagerfeld, Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Fendi, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Balmain, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Valentino.

Claudia Schiffer has appeared in campaigns for: Chanel,Versace, Balmain, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Alberta Ferretti, Bvlgari, Chloe, Escada, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren, Emporio Armani, Liz Claiborne, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Guess, Salvatore Ferragamo, Neiman Marcus, GAP, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, L’Oreal, Revlon, Intergaz and Pepsi.

Schiffer still has a contract with L’Oréal .

Quotes:

“Of course there are some models who are not good, but it has been proven that some models can act. Look at Kim Basinger, Sharon Stone or Andie MacDowell, who were all models — they are really fantastic actresses.”
“I will continue modeling until they don’t want me anymore basically because I do love it very much.”
“The way Germans work is that they are slow to warm up but when they do they are your friend for life and very loyal.”
“Everything has to be perfect in my business. Because when there is a mistake I am the one who is responsible.”

Claudia Schiffer In Person:

Notable Work:

Chanel,Versace, Balmain, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Alberta Ferretti, Bvlgari, Chloe, Escada, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren, Emporio Armani, Liz Claiborne, Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, Guess, Salvatore Ferragamo, Neiman Marcus, GAP, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, L’Oreal, Revlon, Intergaz and Pepsi.