From that very first 'Guess girl' campaign to becoming a household name in the '90s
While there are many who are aesthetically gifted enough to earn a career as a model, there are only very few women in the world for whom the term 'supermodel' can legitimately be applied. Claudia Schiffer is one such woman.
Having first started modelling in the late 1980s, the German-born beauty was catapulted to fame in the early Nineties after being discovered by Ellen von Unwerth and, consequently, Karl Lagerfeld.
"I have made lots of mistakes in my career," she tells us. "For example, turning down a Hermès bag being named after me, or silly things, like forgetting to cut off the washing instructions on the amazing semi-transparent Versace dress I wore to a Venice Film Festival, and many others... But I have no regrets; every decision, right or wrong, I’ve made has led me to where I am right now."
As Schiffer celebrates her 50th birthday, the supermodel talks us through 10 of her career highlights - from the campaign that launched her career, to appearing in iconic '90s campaigns, her debut catwalk shows and her current work as designer, model, businesswoman and philanthropist.