If there’s any old-school (I was SO tempted to spell it “skool.” You have no idea.) supermodel that has some major staying power, it’s Claudia Schiffer. Think about it. The woman has done nothing, nothing, to stay in the spotlight since her hey day in the 90s, unlike some of her more attention-hungry peers (i.e., Kate Moss’ undying party-girl habits, Naomi Campbell’s unfortunate anger management issues, Heidi Klum’s foray into reality television, Tyra Banks’ blah blah, etc, etc, etc.). Instead of indulging in publicity-attracting stunts, Ms. Schiffer has flown largely under the radar save for her near-flawless red-carpet appearances. So how is it that the 38-year-old beauty has now landed the coveted spring 2009 campaigns of both Dolce & Gabbana AND Yves Saint Laurent, beating out all of the younger, fresher models that have recently come into the spotlight, and all of the actresses that we all know are vying for these money-making spots? PLUS, she’s doing an encore for Salvatore Ferragamo in the spring as well. That’s a total tally of a very big three for Schiffer.
And she did it all without anything but her pretty smile and ageless beauty to help her along the way. Now that’s true modeling talent.