Model Citizen: Meet Toni Garrn

Get to know model Toni Garrn, one of our October muses.

In an unassuming stucco building in Paris, France, a team has gathered. Clothes are hung, shoes stacked. Lights. Camera. Amid the fray, she stands out. Astoundingly tall, stunningly beautiful, incredibly warm as she mingles with the creatives on set. The first thing that strikes me about Toni Garrn is that she has a fantastic laugh. And she laughs a lot. The second, and more obvious, is that she’s gorgeous. Even more so in person.

Discovered in her hometown of Hamburg, Germany at the 2005 World Cup when she was just 13, Garrn has been walking the catwalk since she was just a teenager. Kicking off her career in 2008 with just one show…and then walking 60 in the 2009 seasons, her career has only ballooned since then, posing for the likes of Steven Meisel, Karl Lagerfeld and Ellen von Unwerth, and gracing the pages of pretty much any fashion-based publication you can think of.

But the lithe, blonde-locked German-born model isn’t content to just stand in front of the lens. No, Toni, who was born in Germany and moved to London and Athens…and back to Germany…all before the age of 10, has put her famous face to work as an advocate for children’s rights through Plan International and Because I Am a Girl. After sponsoring her first child when she was just a teenager, Garrn became an advocate and champion of these important organizations, which work with poverty-stricken communities in developing countries to alleviate the weight of poverty on children and bring girls in these countries basic human rights, education and protection from exploitation and violence.

Smiling and goofing off behind the lens, Toni is light and carefree, but it’s clear she cares deeply for what she does, both on set and behind the scenes. Check her out in this month’s catalog, then be sure to click through the links above to read more about Plan and Because I Am A Girl.

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7 years ago

What an inspiring person! And I love those pictures!