Heidi Klum's voice, perky and girlish, is probably now more famous than her breasts, the assets that originally helped establish her fame. That distinctive accented voice is chirping down the phone line from Los Angeles, chattering away about lingerie construction, lace and soft cup bras. Five years after parting ways with Victoria's Secret, Klum is getting back into the lingerie business in a partnership with Bendon as the face and creative director of its internationally successful Intimates line - replacing Elle Macpherson after 25 years. To paraphrase her Project Runway co-host Tim Gunn, Klum is serious about making it work.
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It is two days after the Golden Globes, where the 41-year-old supermodel walked the red carpet in a custom made gown by Atelier Versace - one of her go-to brands for her many red carpet sojourns. This morning, while others in Hollywood would have been sleeping in with sore heads, Klum woke up and did what she does best: went to work, on a two-day campaign shoot with the photographer Francesco Carrozzini for the second Heidi Klum Intimates line.
Klum likes to work with photographers she trusts, and has worked with Carrozzini several times (last year a campaign they worked on together was deemed too risque for Las Vegas because of said boobs). She chose close friend Rankin to photograph the lingerie line's debut campaign, pictured here, with several shots taken at Los Angeles' famous Chateau Marmont hotel.
"Especially when you shoot lingerie, you want to shoot with someone that you know and love. I've known Rankin for over 10 years, so he is not only a great photographer but also a friend of mine," she explains.