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Antonia "Toni" Garrn (German pronunciation: [ˈtoːniː ˈɡaɐ̯n]; born 7 July 1992)[5] is a German fashion model, actress and humanitarian. She got her big break in the fashion industry after signing an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein in 2008.[6][7]

Toni Garrn
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On the red carpet of the Berlinale 2017
Born
Antonia Garrn[1]

(1992-07-07) 7 July 1992 (age 27)[2]
Hamburg, Germany
NationalityGerman
Modeling information
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Agency

Early lifeEdit

Garrn was born in Hamburg, Germany.[5] Her father works for an oil refinery and her mother is a businesswoman.[6] She has an older brother, Niklas, who is also a model. When Garrn was two years old, she moved with her family to London, and later to Athens when she was six, where she studied at Campion School (Athens). By the age of 10, she moved back to Hamburg with her family.[6] Garrn can play classical piano, having taken lessons since age 6.[8][9][10]

When Garrn was 13,[6] she was discovered during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in her hometown Hamburg, and then signed with New York agency Women Management.[7][11]

Garrn's native languages are English (from having lived in England as a child) and German; she can also speak French.[12]

CareerEdit

Garrn debuted on the runway at age 15 as an exclusive for the Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2008 runway show in New York. She then went on to be featured in the designer's ad campaign. The following season, she again walked exclusively for Calvin Klein.[1] In the 2009-seasons, she walked over 60 shows for prestigious designers such as Stella McCartney, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors and others during fashion week.[1]

She has appeared in Vogue (Paris, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Korea, US), Muse, Elle (US, Italy, France), Numéro (France, Tokyo), Glamour (US), Marie-Claire (Italy), Another Magazine, Harper's Bazaar (US), i-D, and on the covers of Tush magazine and V magazine as the eighth ranked model of spring 2008. She also covered the February 2009 edition of Numéro for their #100 issue.[13]

In early 2012, she re-entered the Top 50 Models Women-list of the international modelling site models.com, ranking in 20th place.[14] She was first featured on the list in 2009, eventually peaking in 11th place.

In 2014, she collaborates with German denim label Closed and designs her own line of jeans. Proceeds from the sales of her Closed T-shirt, her “Toni” jeans for women are donated to a charity that focuses on the education of young girls in Africa.[15]

Garrn's resume includes covers for French, Japanese, Chinese, German and Russian Numéro, German, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, and Thai Vogue, German and South African GQ, W, French, German and Italian Elle, Madame Figaro, Muse, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, The Edit and Grazia.

She appeared in advertisements for Calvin Klein, Prada, Versace, Cartier (Fragrance), Jill Stuart, Fendi, Chloé, Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss, Zara, H&M, Dior, Donna Karan, JOOP!, Shiseido, Filippa K, J.Crew, Neiman Marcus, Givenchy (Makeup), Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture, Massimo Dutti, Max Mara, Peek & Cloppenburg, Express, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, L’Oréal, Biotherm, NARS Cosmetics, Mango, Ann Taylor, Blumarine, Aigner, Lancel, Alexandre Vauthier, Elie Saab, Calzedonia, Seafolly and Schwarzkopf.[7][13]

Toni Garrn has worked with photographers like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Karl Lagerfeld, Manfred Baumann, Paolo Roversi, Mariano Vivanco, Miles Aldridge, Craig McDean, Corinne Day, Camilla Åkrans, Ellen von Unwerth, Mert and Marcus, Victor Demarchelier, David Bellemere, Greg Kadel and Mario Testino.[16]

Victoria's SecretEdit

In 2011, Garrn started modeling for Victoria's Secret, firstly appearing in their catalogs doing the clothing line. Soon after she walked in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and did a photo-shoot for the PINK-line with fellow model Shanina Shaik. Her first Victoria's Secret fashion show casting was actually in 2010, but she was ultimately not cast for that year's show.

In April 2012, Garrn was reported incorrectly by the media to have been chosen to become an official Victoria's Secret Angel.[17] Soon after it was revealed that Garrn was merely chosen to star in a Victoria's Secret campaign for the "Dream Angel" line alongside Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson as well as the "Angels in love" commercial starring Elyse Taylor.[18]

On 17 April 2012, Garrn and the Victoria's Secret Angels, Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson, launched the Victoria's Secret "Love Is Heavenly" fragrance in a Victoria's Secret store in SoHo.[19] In November 2012, she returned to the catwalk of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the second time, closing the show.[20] She also walked the show in 2013. She walked again in the 2018 show after a hiatus.

ActingEdit

Garrn was cast to play the role of Reeva Steenkamp in the 2017 Lifetime movie Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer. The film chronicles Oscar Pistorius' conviction of culpable homicide after fatally shooting Steenkamp on 14 February 2013 in his Pretoria home.[21] In the same year Garrn appeared in the first two episodes of the German drama series You Are Wanted. In 2018, she appeared in Head Full Of Honey by Til Schweiger and Álvaro Solers music video "La Cintura".

Charity workEdit

In 2014, she became an ambassador for Plan International's global Because I am a Girl campaign and has hosted and co-hosted several fundraising events in support of Plan. In February 2016, Toni Garrn established the Toni Garrn Foundation, which aims to raise money for projects advocating for and advancing girls’ rights.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Roles Note
2011 Life + Times: Empire State of Mind Herself Short film
2016 The Shift Short film
2017 Under the Bed Lisa TV Movie
2017 You Are Wanted Katja 2 episodes
2017 Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer Reeva Steenkamp
2018 Head Full of Honey
2019 Berlin, I Love You Heather
2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home The Seamstress
2020 Dreamland Sarah

Personal lifeEdit

Garrn lived in an apartment in Financial District, Manhattan in New York City with her best friend Ali Stephens.[7]

She skipped fashion week in February 2010 in order to focus on the final exams of the Abitur.[7]

Garrn was in a relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio from 2013 to 2014.[22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Profile of Toni Garrn". Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.fashionmodeldirectory.com/models/toni_garrn/
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20190320213050/https://stylecaster.com/toni-garrn-qa/
  4. ^ https://models.com/models/Toni-Garrn
  5. ^ a b "Toni Garrn". Germany: Vogue.de. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d Kaiser, Alfons. "The German Fräulein: Toni Garrn" (in German). Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Toni Garrn". nymag.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  8. ^ https://www.interview.de/interviews/toni-garrn-editorial-a-z/
  9. ^ "Toni Garrn | Storm Artists". www.stormmanagement.com. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  10. ^ "TONI GARRN on Instagram: "When there's a huge GOLDEN grand piano on set... I need to get back on this 🙈 #practicepracticepractice #dontlookatmeeeee"". Instagram. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  11. ^ Prüfer, Tillmann (21 January 2010). "Fräulein Wunder". Die Zeit (in German). Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  12. ^ stern (7 July 2014), Von wem kam der erste Liebesbrief, Toni Garrn?, retrieved 28 November 2018
  13. ^ a b "Toni Garrn". models.com. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  14. ^ "Top 50 Models Women". models.com. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  15. ^ Feitelberg, Rosemary (19 May 2014). "Toni Garrn Collaborates With German Denim Label Closed". WWD. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Toni Garrn - Model". MODELS.com. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  17. ^ Toni Garrn Is The New Victoria's Secret Angel. "huffingtonpost.com". Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  18. ^ Supermodel Erin Heatherton vsallaccess.com. Retrieved 2012-04-20.
  19. ^ Clary, Timothy A. (17 April 2012). "Victorias Secret Supermodels Lindsay Ellingson, Erin Heatherton, and Toni Garrn during the launch of the latest Victorias Secret fragrance, Love is Heavenly and the Dream Angels bra during a photo-op at the Victorias Secret Soho Store in New York April 17, 2012". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  20. ^ Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  21. ^ Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
  22. ^ Saad, Nardine. "Leonardo DiCaprio, model Toni Garrn reportedly split". latimes.com. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

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