Remembering supermodel Tatjana Patitz


Her appearances in the late 80's Revlon makeup campaigns shot by Richard Avedon as one of 'The Most Unforgettable Women in the World' and in George Michael's music video 'Freedom '90s' directed by David Fincher, catapulted her into pop culture but it was her continuous work for over 35 years with iconic brands and photographers that cemented her model legend status. Patitz worked with almost every legendary 'old school' fashion photographer, including Peter Lindbergh (one of the first photographers to shoot her in 1985), along with Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Arthur Elgort, Nick Knight, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Patrick Demarchelier and many others who were all captivated by her, establishing especially close relationships collaborating with Ritts and Lindbergh.

Part of 'The Big Five' alongside peers Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista, Patitz's legacy remains as one of the first supermodels, appearing in over 200 magazine covers worldwide, including seven covers of American Vogue and thirteen covers of British Vogue, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Australian editions of Vogue

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