Claudia has been one of the biggest supermodels in the world for over 20 years. She rose to popularity and became a household name during the early 1990s as one of the world’s most successful models. She has appeared on over 700 magazine covers.
She originally wanted to become a lawyer and used to work in her father’s law firm. She later dropped these aspirations when, in October 1987 at seventeen, she was spotted in a nightclub in Düsseldorf by Michel Levaton, the boss of Metropolitan Model Agency who signed her up to become a model.
In the early 90’s she starred in the highly publicised Guess? Jeans campaigns. Schiffer quickly achieved supermodel status and was selected by Karl Lagerfeld to become the new face of Chanel. She went on to become world-famous, instantly recognisable with her blue eyes, blonde hair and tall figure, standing at 1.81m (approx. 5 ft 11 in.).
Claudia Schiffer was named as one of the most beautiful women in the world, her ability to appeal to a global audience has assured an internationally successful career spanning over 24 years.
Schiffer was the first model to make the covers of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and People and has appeared numerous times on covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Time.
As well as endorsing luxury brands Schiffer has appeared as the face of high street retailers including Mango and Accessorize. She has also featured in commercials for Pepsi and Fanta and still holds a contract with L’Oréal and is one of their longest standing ambassadors.
She is signed to a few agencies solely for her modelling interests including d’management group in Milan, 1/One Management in New York City and Marilyns in Paris. Her mother agency is Model Management in Hamburg.
In July 2005, she appeared as a presenter at both the Berlin and Edinburgh Live 8 concerts.
Recognised as a global fashion icon with her style appreciated by women around the world, Schiffer launched her eponymous cashmere collection during Paris Fashion Week in March 2011.
Claudia began her involvement with UNICEF by becoming a member of the Arts & Entertainment Support Committee and is currently a UK Good Will Ambassador for the organisation. Claudia was also a spokesperson for Make Poverty History where she appeared in the powerful ’Click’ advertisement.
In 2012, she posed again for Guess black and white ads marking the brand’s 30th anniversary.
Claudia’s considerable experience in fashion and business, combined with her pleasing manner, informed approach and articulate delivery, make her a natural choice for personal appearances, motivational and after dinner speaking, as well as corporate days and promotions.