After she was spotted as a
potential model in a disco at the age of just seventeen, she completed
her education by her mother's wishes and then began to work as a model.
She flew out to Paris for a trial photo shoot and soon after she
appeared in the cover of French ELLE after being well received in
Paris. After several other magazine appearances she quickly achieved
supermodel status when she was selected by Karl Lagerfeld to become the
new face of Chanel. Schiffer continued to become a world-famous
supermodel, becoming instantly recognizable with her blue eyes, blond
hair and tall figure.
In the early 1990s she starred in highly publicised Guess?
jeans adverts in North America which created essential publicity for
Schiffer. Soon after appearing in the campaigns, her name was launched
worldwide, appearing on five magazine covers in the United States and
seven covers around Europe. Her modelling career continued to grow and
she was contracted to model for Revlon. She also became deeply involved
in modelling for several catalogues and modelled on high profile
catwalk shows. Schiffer has done catwalk modelling for Versace, Jil Sander, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren
and Valentino. Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and
People all saw Schiffer as the first model to make their covers. She
has also appeared many times on covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar,
Cosmopolitan and Time.
Schiffer has also been the face of Mango, a chain of Spanish
clothes stores and Accessorize, where she had her ears pierced
especially for her Autumn/Winter 2006 Accessorize advertising campaign
in 2006. Schiffer still holds a contract with L'Oreal and Ebel watches,
and her billboard picture for Kenar has also hung over millions of
tourists at Time Square. Since 1990, she has created a swimsuit
calendar each year which she stars in and designs herself.
Her career continued to develop when she secured contracts
with Pepsi appearing in advertisements promoting the brand, and has
also danced with a cartoon version of Mickey Mouse in advertisements
promoting Fanta for an estimated $2 million. She appeared nude in a
1998 Citroen advertisement, securing her a reputed ?3 million. However
from behind the car only her feet and shoulders upward could be seen
and she did not know how to drive at the time. Karl Lagerfeld recently
filmed her for a Dom Perignon campaign, some ten years after her first
appearances in Chanel adverts.
Apriori, Byblos, Caro Cuore, Chanel,
Chanel 'Cristalle' perfume, Chaumet perfume, Christ Jewellry, Citroen,
Club Med, Coccapani, Cue Design, Ebel Watches, El Corte Ingles, Escada,
Fanta, Ferragamo, GAP, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace Couture,
Gottex, Guess?, Guess?
Perfume, GV Jeans, Hennes & Mauritz, Iceberg, Il Marchese
Coccapani, Istante, Jones New York, Joop!, Katharine Hamnett,
Kerastase, Le Gi, L'Oreal, Mango, Marc Jacobs shoes, Melissa, Paule Ka, Peek & Cloppenburg, PennyBlack, Pepsi, Ralph Lauren, Revlon, River Island, Salvatore Ferragamo, Strenesse Gabriele Strehle, Swish Jeans, Umberto Ginocchietti, Valentino, Versace, Vichy, Victoria's Secret, XOXO
Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Woman, Elle Top Model, GQ, Vanity Fair, i-D,
Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone, Mademoiselle, Ocean Drive, Glamour,
American Photo, W, Allure, Uomini, New Woman, Hola, Dolly,
Architectural Digest, Detour, L'Espresso, Max
Chanel, Gianni Versace, Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, RoccoBarocco, Thierry Mugler, Anna Sui, Badgley Mishka, Blamain, Joop!, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent