Supermodel Claudia Schiffer celebrates three decades as a top model in her new book, styled is iconic Claudia as sex kitten looks by Raquel Franco. Photographer Nico Bustos flashes Claudia for The EditNovember 23, 2017.
Laura Craik sits down with Schiffer who talks retirement, regret and her return to the runway in her new book. Key factoid: Schiffer's the most prolific cover girl in history. Over 1,000 have borne her image so far, a fact celebrated by a new book simply called 'Claudia Schiffer', published by Rizzoli.
From early shoots with Ellen von Unwerth through to legendary campaigns with Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts and Steven Meisel, Claudia has carefully curated the documentation of her supermodel reign. We learn that her favorite photographers are von Unwerth, Ritts and Arthur Elgort. One of the standout moments in her career was being shot by Elgort in the early ’90s, in Rome, for a Valentino ad campaign. Standing on a balcony waving for her photographer, the assembled crowd below waved back at her.