Claudia Schiffer

The word “Supermodel” immediately brings to one’s mind the image of tall, statuesque, beautiful young women wearing elegant clothes, giving the billion-dollar “Look” to the audience, and sashaying down the catwalk with everyone just watching in stunned admiration. Rich or poor, it's every boy and man’s dream to have a supermodel in their lives. Although the word Supermodel was first coined in the 1940s it came to fruition only in the 1990s when co-incidentally or maybe the Gods were smiling on all males in the world, a bunch of women with unbelievable charm and charisma began ruling the fashion world. While the world has seen many models adorn the fashion world over the decades in the 1990s this bunch of exclusive beauties raised the bar to a level that has just not been touched even then and ever since. These glamorous women became household names but five names stood out – Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista! They were called the “Big Five” and nobody has ruled the fashion universe the way these five supermodels did in the 1990s and nobody has ever since.

Claudia Brings Back Memories When Everything was Electrifying!


Even today males and even women all over the world who have an interest in fashion remember those electrifying days in the 1990s when the Big Five set fire to the catwalks, fashion shoots, brand campaigns, ad films, fashion industry parties, and every media that was available then. Fashion followers crib that there is nobody to fill those huge shoes rather stilettos and high heeled footwear that these models have left vacant ever since they moved on from modeling to other things that caught their passion. Now, these depressed folks have something to cheer about. One of the Big Five supermodels has done something about this nostalgia for the Supermodels of the 1990s and on October 19, 2021, the whole world got to see it.


Claudia Schiffer has worked on and brought out an exquisite coffee-table book titled Captivate! which celebrates the best decade the fashion world has ever seen. Captivate! takes the readers on a curated photographic journey comprising of over 150 dazzling images which capture in rich detail the glamorous 1990s decades when the Big Five ruled the roost. Published by Prestel, Captivate! showcases several previously unpublished photos from Claudia Schiffer’s private collection and brings to life the awe-inspiring glam of the 1990s fashion world.

Captivate! Shows Why Being a Supermodel Became a Global Aspiration!


While the focus is on the Big Five – Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista – some of the other world-famous models of that decade also feature in this book that will make all males sweat with the oomph in it! Some of the other stunning models featured in this book are Kate Moss, Carla Bruni, Amber Valletta, Helena Christensen, and Stephanie Seymour among others. These images have been captured by some of the leading fashion photographers of that decade like Herb Ritts, Arthur Elgort, Corinne Day, Richard Avedon, and Ellen von Unwerth and showcase the sheer magnificence of the supermodels who generated billions of dollars for businesses around the world. Captivate! shows why the 1990s made fashion ubiquitous and made every good-looking young girl want to be a model no matter which part of the world she lived in and which socio-economic class she belonged to. The Big Five and other famous models made the concept of the Supermodel a tangible reality and a source of inspiration for young girls worldwide.

Telling Everyone the Best Things about Authentic Fashion


Captivate! captures all that excitement, gloss, pace, glamour, electricity, and dazzle and makes everyone yearn for the 1990s. The 1990s are long gone and the days of the Supermodel brigade may never come back but Captivate! sure provides a detailed and exciting window to that unforgettable world. Claudia Schiffer hopes that with this book people believe that fashion is a force of Liberation and Individual Freedom and not just about looking pretty. Claudia believes that the best fashion is about naturalism and minimalism and not about overdoing lipstick and mascara! Captivate! shows everyone exactly how this was done in the 1990s and how it can still be done. The Big Five supermodels made all this happen. Everybody is still reeling from their glam tornado!

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