Claudia Schiffer Talks Models' Power Over Photographers in The Edit

Posted Friday January 31, 2014 1:58 PM GMT

Continuing to prove she still has what it takes to be a supermodel, Claudia Schiffer soaked up the spotlight by covering the latest issue of Net-a-Porter's The Edit.

The 43-year-old showed off her timeless body in designer garbs from Dolce & Gabbana and Donna Karan for the Natalie Brewster-shot spread while opening up about everything from her younger modeling days to the photographers she worked with.

Check out GossipCenter's recap of Miss Schiffer's Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit The Edit!

On her first year of modeling:
"When I started modeling I wouldn't say a word. I literally wouldn't open my mouth. If someone talked to me I would go bright red, and I spent the whole time praying that I wasn't the next person in the pictures, as I hated being the center of attention."

On her bravery in the profession:
"To be able to say no you have to be happy in yourself and I am. I am balanced and though I am shy, I am secure and safe. I'm also secure in my position in fashion as I know I worked really hard over a long period of time."

On her stand against alcohol and drugs:
"I didn't like the taste of alcohol or cigarettes, and believe me, I tried them! But in the first 10 years of modeling, I was so shy that no one offered me anything and I was oblivious to it. That probably saved me."

On her and her rivals model powers:
"Some things only worked if all the supermodels were together and we knew we had that power. If we didn't like a certain photographer, we would refuse to work with him and his career would be dead. That's not a good thing, but it was power. On the positive side, if we found a designer we all liked, we would do their show for free to help their career."

Photo Credit: Natalie Brewster for The Edit

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