Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss are among the models who rose to superstar status and helped define the term.
“Supermodels at that time were more important than fashion,” Claudia says in a new interview with German magazine Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, also known as SZ.
Now, some 25 years later, most of the era’s top models are still working.
“With thirty, [I thought] ‘the modeling is gone.’ And when it was not then over, I thought, ‘Okay, then no later than forty. Now I’m 44. There seems to be no deadline, if you were at the top,” she says.
Schiffer has got that right. She shows off her toned body in the September issue of SZ Magazin and still explodes with sultry blonde bombshell looks.
As a teen, Claudia stood out in a crowd at a towering 5-feet, 11-inches tall. She was picked out by a modeling agent at a Düsseldorf night club and signed to a modeling contract when she was 17.
Her breakthrough came in the early 1990s, when she appeared in a series of highly controversial campaigns for Guess? Jeans. Many credit her with making the brand.
In her SZ shoot, Claudia wears clothes and accessories from the fall collections of Louis Vuitton, Balmain and other brands. She is photographed by Nico and styled by Motif Management’s Claudia Englmann.
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|Claudia Schiffer Stunning at 44 in SZ Mag (Click Photos to Enlarge!)|