Karl Lagerfeld described her as ‘everything’. Claudia Schiffer’s transformability, from the shy beauty to the sexy femme fatale, made her the first German supermodel in the 1990s. Twenty years later she still is that timeless beauty with impeccable style – celebrating her 51st birthday.
Her generation reinvented the fashion industry. For the first time, models had the opportunity to become international brands. Personality was (and still is) the key to success. Being the shy girl from next door Claudia hit the pulse of that time. In an eye blink, she conquered major runways and covers. Among her supporters were the legendary designers and photographers of that time, like Karl Lagerfeld or Helmut Newton.
Zooming back to the girl behind the famous personality: Claudia never expected to become a model in the first place. She wanted to follow the footsteps of her father and become a lawyer. The small town girl’s life changed as she was scouted in a nightclub in Duesseldorf – making her one of the most successful supermodels in the world.
Indespite the fascination around her, Claudia counts as modest and down-to-earth. Her personality traits contribute to the illusion that her beauty is in fact timeless. For sure is: There is an aura around her that catches your attention.
-Written by: Michaela Weidlich