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Model Nadja Auermann and Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld (December 13, 1997)
Since the 1990s, German models have been increasingly successful in establishing themselves on the international fashion scene. Nadja Auermann, shown here with German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, is one of several German supermodels who made an international career for herself – the list also includes Claudia Schiffer, Tatjana Patitz, and more recently Heidi Klum. Lagerfeld, who has lived in France since the 1950s, has been Chanel’s chief designer since 1984 and is one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. He did much to promote the careers of both Auermann and Schiffer. Photo: Oliver Berg.