Claudia Schiffer once declined an offer to get her very own Hermes handbag.
The German supermodel rose to fame in the early 1990s alongside Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Elle Macpherson, and over the years, has appeared in campaigns for the likes of Balmain, Bulgari, Michael Kors, and Prada.
But in an interview for the May 2020 issue of Elle magazine, Claudia recalled how her status as a top model led to her once being offered her very own luxury purse.
“Once Hermes offered for a handbag to be named after me and I thought, ‘No!'” she stated. “I don’t quite remember why now…'”
There are only two celebrities who have their own Hermes handbags; the famous Birkin tote is named after actress/singer Jane Birkin, while the Kelly bag was named after late American actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly.
Elsewhere in the chat, Claudia also remembered how she and other models were “showered” with gifts by brands and designers during their heyday.
“People normally showered you with everything, really. Particularly at Chanel. Karl (Lagerfeld) would say, ‘Go downstairs to the boutique and take whatever you want. You can take the entire collection – whatever,” the 49-year-old shared, before noting that she was always cautious about appearing greedy. “Where others may have taken advantage, I never felt I could. There’s a certain limit when someone says, ‘Choose what you want.’ You don’t literally choose everything there is.”
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