Wednesday, 29 June 2011
yesterday's muse #25 - gitta schilling
Brigitta ("Gitta") Schilling was born in Berlin in 1936 into a world of war and poverty. her family faced many hardships - something she discusses in the 2010 documentary: Gitta Schilling - Timeless Beauty. at the age of 16, Gitta was discovered while walking in a local parade, and by 1958, she was dividing her time between Berlin, Florence, Paris and New York, working with the best designers and photographers, as one of the world's most famous fashion models.
from 1958 to 1964, Schilling graced the covers of numerous magazines, including Vogue and Madame, and was appointed 'ambassador of elegance' in Germany. after her modelling career, Gitta became a stylist in Monaco before eventually retiring to a private life.
Gitta now lives in Italy, and at 74 years old she remains an extraordinary beauty.