I spent a while this morning look through a photograph to choose for Ellen Von Unwerth on her ABGIB week (pretentious, barf), and I kept on coming across images of Claudia Schiffer.
When I was younger, meaning in the early 1990s, I thought that all of the Supermodels—Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and most especially Kate Moss—were ugly except for Claudia. As I got older, and realized that gorgeous women don’t need to look like Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, my opinion changed. Now, of course, I worship at the feet of them all.
But there’s still something about Claudia Schiffer, who is now 41, that really pulls at me. She’s like a cross between Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve only from Deutschland, and she only gets better as she ages. It would be hard for anyone to dispute the perfection of her face.
I guess Von Unwerth has a hard-on for her, because she uses her frequently in editorials. I’ve decided to put all of the ones I like in a haphazard post, so that instead of spending 2 hours looking through them as I have this morning, you can get to fucking work. Yeah right.
(And many of these images were pulled from Fashion Gone Rogue, which is an excellent site for browsing past editorials.)
First, there were the Guess Ads, which propelled Claudia Schiffer to stardom.
Then, there were the images in which Schiffer looked like Bardot (ok, she looks like Bardot almost always, but in these images especially).
Then there are the ones in which I think Claudia looks like Deneuve.
And the ones where she could be the most famous starlet in the world.
And the fantastic, fantastic shoot she did with Joseph Gordon Levitt for GQ.
(I want to marry to him. Please god.)
And finally (a bit anti-climatically), her color flushed, 1960s pop star, Nico Superstar spreads for Purple Magazine.
I’m in love.