If there's any woman in the world who truly embodies the words "classic beauty," it's a certain blonde born in Rheinberg, Germany by the name of Claudia Schiffer. One of the original '90s supermodels, her stunning looks transcend time and make men of all ages weak at the knees.
A new suitably beautiful book out from Rizzoli and now available on Amazon, written by Schiffer herself and featuring the most stunning shots ever taken of the teutonic temptress by the likes of superstar photogs Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon and Ellen von Unwerth, is currently occupying prime position on our coffee table.
The book charts her rise from discovery at age 17 in a Düsseldorf discotheque to the legendary Guess? Jeans campaign and eventually the covers of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Time, and dozens more.
In it von Unwerth also recounts how she first noticed Schiffer's startling resemblance to the great Brigitte Bardot, and played it up with staging and styling that soon had everyone swooning – even Karl Lagerfeld, who recalls, “When Claudia first appeared on the fashion scene it was like sunrise—and the sun is still shining.”
So: take it from Karl, a beautiful ray of sunshine in book form. And you can get it today for just $40.