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Her signature blonde tresses, ice-blue eyes and brilliant smile saw Claudia Schiffer become a household name in the 90s as one of the world’s most successful supermodels. She’s graced the cover of over 1,000 magazines, starred in multiple films, walked the runway for all the leading fashion houses, including Chanel, Dior and YSL, and now has her own namesake knitwear label. Lifestyle gurus, Semaine, asked Claudia about all her favourite things, from her top London hangouts to the last meal she would eat on earth…
What is your life motto?
Follow your instinct.
What was the last thing that made you laugh?
My kids and my husband.
Who is your hero?
All the people who only get appreciated in a crisis: soldiers, police, doctors, nurses etc.
What does success mean to you?
A happy, secure family.
What song will always make you want to dance?
I love to listen to 80s music. I love Fly, the Eddie the Eagle soundtrack produced by Gary Barlow. I had so much fun watching this album being put together. I also like Elton John, Queen, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Prince, David Bowie and Adele.
What film will always make you shed a tear?
Still Alice, The Fault In Our Stars and Kramer vs Kramer.
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A soft, oversized cashmere sweater, jeans and flat sandals.
Last meal on earth?
Toasted-white bread with Marmite and PG Tips [tea] which my husband introduced me to.
What is your fondest childhood memory?
Eating a greasy burger and an ice-cold Fanta on a jetty in Mallorca and then diving into the beautiful ocean.
Claudia’s favourite London places…
Cecconi’s 5A Burlington Gardens, W1S 3EP
Nobu Metropolitan by Como, 19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB
La Petite Maison 54 Brook’s Mews, W1K 4EG
Little Social 5 Pollen Street, W1S 1NE
Locanda Locatelli 8 Seymour Street, W1H 7JZ
Sadie Coles Gallery 62 Kingly Street, W1B 5QN
Tim Taylor Art Gallery 15 Carlos Place, W1K 2EX
Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
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