August 25 Claudia Schiffer, born in 1970, of German origins, very blond hair and breathtaking beauty, blows out 50 candles. Half a century for the former super model who in our imagination is and will always be the emblem of perfection, today as she was at 20 when she was gorgeous, with kilometer-long legs and sinuous hair, with diva’s confidence and hypnotic gaze, she rode the catwalks of the greatest designers, from Versace to Yves Saint Laurent to Gianfranco Ferré and Valentino, wearing garments and accessories that have become real cult and literally dominating the scene. Starting in 1987 in the first and unforgettable campaign for Guess, between black lace on a silhouette to take your breath away and wavy hair, and still in 1990 when for the first time she modeled for Chanel forever replacing Inès de la Fressange in the heart of Karl Lagerfeld and becoming his muse, an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
In an interview for She in 2018 Claudia tells about her collaboration with fashion giants: “I really enjoyed working with Gianni Versace, which helped redefine the format of the fashion shows. When fashion, music and art began to converge, the impact on the fashion shows was felt. “And he continues speaking of the Kaiser of fashion:” And then I have always had a soft spot for Chanel, which has also represented the my first experience on the catwalk. Working with Karl Lagerfeld has always been a dream of mine and so it goes without saying that I really enjoyed being able to show for him wearing his creations. ”
An image so immense that of Schiffer that in his 30 years of career in fashion and more (and over 700 covers including the first that made her famous for She) has left an indelible mark (of style) that never ceases to influence the fashion system and with which we mere mortals, compared to the unattainable – in absolute perfection and top model physique – continue to reckon.
Under the sign of Virgo, Claudia Schiffer, stratospheric with simply and naturally impeccable (and unparalleled) features, despite the feelings of inadequacy it can arouse in all of us, definitively retired from fashion at the beginning of the 2000s (she exceptionally reappeared for Versace in 2017) , has also established itself over the years as a classy woman, to be observed from afar and admired: never over the top, discreet and introverted, she has always been considered the least snobbish and capricious among the divas of the top 90s clan (among the members: Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford). She who can do anything, rather rose to the clamor of the news for having refused a dinner with an Arab prince for the modest sum of one million pounds (good Claudia!). The supermodel, known for her incredible resemblance to Brigitte Bardot, after the long relationship with the illusionist David Copperfield in 2002 married, in a magnificent Valentino dress, the film producer Matthew Vaughn (with whom he had 3 children, Caspar Matthew, Clementine Poppy e Cosima Violet, ed) and has never been too talked about in the gossip pages. The family now lives in Suffolk, in the English contryside, away from the spotlight.
Claudia told herself about She: “I believe that true emancipation consists in the ability to be ourselves, with all our facets. It means being able to do what we want, being a mother and a creative woman at the same time. I was very lucky, because I was able to do it. – re both. And then I strongly believe in fairness, justice, honesty and empathy. ”
Claudia Schiffer at 50 (beautifully carried) is still a river in flood: ambassador for UNICEF, a book that bears her name traces the most significant passages of her career, she was the producer of Kingsman: The golden circle and has signed a limited edition capsule collection of shoes, a makeup line, that of socks Claudia Schiffer Legs and again and again … Incredible energy and unstoppable, which the German girl says comes from the passion she puts into everything she does (in everything she touches and shines we would say):
“It comes from the great love I have for everything I do. My modeling career has opened up many avenues for me, all in the name of creativity, and has allowed me to meet the best people in the various artistic fields. to be able to choose what to do in the future and I’ve always been careful never to take anything for granted. ”
So we just have to wait for the next project and keep dreaming, looking at it at 50 in more brilliant shape than ever and thinking that really anything is possible.