Author(s): Ellen Von Unwerth
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Model. Muse. Global fashion icon. Claudia Schiffer is legendary both in terms of accomplishments and longevity. From her discovery at age seventeen in a Dusseldorf discotheque to becoming Karl Lagerfeld s muse and the face of Chanel to landing multimillion-dollar beauty contracts, Schiffer s record-breaking successes catapulted her to international fame by the mid-1990s. Schiffer has graced the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and even the cover of Time. With a career spanning over three decades, she is still snaring magazine editorials and advertising campaigns today. This stunning book, curated by Schiffer herself, is a highly personal collection of her favourite fashion moments and a tour-de-force of beauty, tracing her work from ubermodel to muse to modern-day icon, as captured by the greatest photographers the fashion industry has known: Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, and many more. Claudia Schiffer has appeared in fashion campaigns for Versace, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, and Valentino. Photographer Ellen von Unwerth is best known for her seductive imagery, including the world-famous GUESS? campaigns featuring Schiffer.
"Claudia Schiffer, naked and coming to a coffee table near you. To mark the 30th anniversary of the German super-model's career -- she was discovered in a Dusseldorf disco at age 17 -- Rizzoli is putting out "Claudia Schiffer" by Schiffer, a collection of her favorite fashion moments to be published in October. The cover image is Schiffer in the buff and bathed in ethereal light, shot by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris in 2007, and the book features photos by Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, Mario Testino and Ellen von Unwerth, who also wrote the foreword."--Women's Wear Daily
Claudia Schiffer is a German supermodel. At age seventeen, Schiffer was discovered at a nightclub in Dusseldorf by talent scout Michel Levaton who signed her with Elite. Soon after, she moved to Paris and appeared on the cover of Elle. In the early 1990s, Schiffer starred in the highly publicised Guess? Jeans campaign, appeared on the cover of British Vogue, and was selected by Karl Lagerfeld to be the new face of Chanel. Schiffer has appeared on the catwalk for the most eminent fashion houses: Versace, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Michael Kors, Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana, and Valentino. Schiffer has released four exercise videos and a cashmere sweater line.