CLAUDIA SCHIFFER, THE BOOK
THE ETERNAL BLONDE
Model. Muse. Global fashion icon. Claudia Schiffer is legendary and to mark the 30th anniversary of her high-wattage blockbuster career, Rizzoli will publish “Claudia Schiffer” by Schiffer, a collection of the supermodel’s favorite images that will be released in October.
The sumptuous coffee table tome features the greatest imagery of this supermodel, from her role as the face of Chanel to landing multimillion-dollar beauty contracts to her gracing a thousand magazine covers, including Time.
Discovered at 17 in a Düsseldorf discotheque, the cover features a naked Schiffer, bathed in soft light, shot by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris in 2007. Schiffer’s record-breaking successes catapulted her to international fame by the mid-1990s.
Curated by Schiffer herself, the book is a highly personal collection of her favorite fashion moments and beauty images, captured by the world’s greatest photographers: Richard Avedon, Patrick Demarchelier, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Francesco Scavullo, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, and many more. Schiffer’s campaigns for Guess Jeans, for which von Unwerth famously styled her to resemble Brigitte Bardot, and as the face of Chanel are included. There are also contributions from Anna Wintour, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Valentino Garavani, Cindy Crawford, Karl Lagerfeld, Olivier Rousteing, Naomi Campbell, Donatella Versace, Eva Herzigová and Helena Christensen.
According to Wikipedia, Schiffer holds the record for the model with the most magazine covers, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2002, Forbes estimated her net worth to be around $55 million.