German supermodel Claudia Schiffer, synonymous in my mind with Guess and David Copperfield (remember when she was engaged to that creepy magician with the?giant eyebrows?),?reunited with the former earlier this year to publicize the label’s 30th anniversary, by posing for a new series of black-and-white advertisements that hearken directly to the racy shots that first made her famous.
Now 42 years old and a married mother of three,?Schiffer?looks every bit as?supermodel-perfect in the new photos as she did at age 19 when the originals were first shot. Despite her undeniable beauty, one suspects a considerable amount of photoshopping in the new ads. In the following photos of her without makeup, it’s obvious that while her flawless Aryan beauty has?diminished with age,?Claudia Schiffer without makeup still looks pretty fucking good.
The first photo appeared in a 2009 issue of Harper’s Bazaar in a spread featuring supermodels with clean faces.?Schiffer was 39 years old in this picture, but looks much younger. The lighting certainly help to soften the signs of aging, but she has definitely taken very good care of herself.
The next photo is significantly less flattering though. The lighting is vey harsh against her skin, making it looks a bit crepey; her eyes look tired and a bit sunken; and her hair is lumped up in a weird way in back, like she just got out of bed. Overall, this is a pretty hideous photo, but you can still see that even at her worst she could pull herself together and knock it out?of the park with very minimal effort.