Tatjana Patitz Personality Award 2005
25 May 1966 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Hair color||Dark blonde|
Tatjana Patitz (born 25 May 1966) is a German fashion model and actress who achieved international prominence in the 1980s and 1990s representing fashion designers on runways and in magazines such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue. Patitz is one of the "big five" supermodels who appeared in the 1990 music video "Freedom! '90" by George Michael, and is associated with the editorial, advertising, and fine-art works of photographers Herb Ritts and Peter Lindbergh.
In his 2015 book Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset The Course of Fashion, Nigel Barker reflected on Patitz's modeling career during the height of the supermodel era in the 1980s and 1990s, writing that Patitz possessed an exoticism and broad emotional range that set her apart from her peers. In her 2012 memoir, creative director of Vogue Grace Coddington regarded Patitz as one of the original supermodels and a must in photographs and on the catwalk. Harper's Bazaar wrote, "Indeed, Patitz's features almost confuse. Like Garbo or the Mona Lisa, the inexplicable gifts of line and luminescence defy definition." Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour stated that Patitz had always been one of her favorite models. Patitz's work bridged the eras of the exhibitionist 1980s and the minimalist 1990s in an enduring way, as Barker concluded, "The most lasting images of her are when she was really looking like herself."
Today, Patitz is an avid horsewoman who continues her lifelong passion for animals and the environment by campaigning for ecological causes and animal rights. Her self-described eclectic and bohemian design aesthetic for residential architecture and home design in her adoptive home state of California has been recognized internationally.
Patitz was born in Hamburg, Germany and raised in Skanör, Sweden. She learned to ride horses at the age of seven. During the summers, she found respite at her family's summer vacation home in Mallorca, where she participated in horse camps.
In 1983 at the age of 17, Patitz entered and became a finalist in the Elite Model Look (formerly known as Elite Models' "Look of the Year" contest), and based on a Polaroid, she was placed third by Elite Model Management founder John Casablancas. Patitz won a contract and moved to Paris to begin working as a model. Though not an immediate success, by 1985, Patitz worked regularly and at the end of that year, she graced the cover of British Vogue, her first major cover.
That year she began to work with photographer Peter Lindbergh with whom she cultivated a 30-year collaborative relationship which contributed to the launch of the supermodel era. In his book, 10 Women, Lindbergh wrote, "I admire Tatjana because she always stays herself. She's very soft, but at the same time she's very strong and knows how to stand up for what she thinks, and it's always very enriching to be with her. It's impossible not to admire her and over the years not to be just a little bit in love with her.
Patitz's work in Europe led her to New York where she worked for Vogue and such photographers as Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Steven Meisel, Denis Piel, Sheila Metzner, and Wayne Maser. She also worked with Gilles Bensimon at Elle and Francesco Scavullo at Cosmopolitan.
The December 1985 issue of Vogue featured Irving Penn's photograph, "Colored Contact Lenses", showing Patitz wearing contact lenses over closed eyelids. The image would later be featured in the 1992 book "On The Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue" as one one of the iconic photographs of the era.
In 1986, she appeared on two covers of the Italian edition of Vogue and continued to be featured in editorials in the American and British editions of Vogue. Patitz appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein photographed by Bruce Weber, and in 1987 for Revlon's "The Most Unforgettable Women in the World" campaign photographed by Richard Avedon. Avedon also photographed Patitz for her first cover of American Vogue (May 1987), which is regarded as one of the definitive covers of the 1980s. Vogue began regularly including Patitz's name on the pages of fashion editorials as early as 1987, familiarizing readers not only with her face, but also with her personality.
During this period, Patitz met Los Angeles-based photographer Herb Ritts, with whom she shared another significant and enduring collaboration in fashion, fine art, and commercial work, like a muse playing any role he suggested - mermaid, sprite, surfer girl, plainswoman, movie star. Ritts said of Patitz, "Her features are a bit off; she's not a typical, commercial beauty, but when I shoot her, I'm never bored. Her looks have power, strength, intensity."
As the decade progressed, Patitz's career escalated and she was credited with expanding ideals of female beauty. Patitz and a select group of individual-looking, business-minded, high-profile fashion models emerged and came to be known as the original supermodels. A photograph showing Patitz with them laughing on the beach was taken by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue during this period. Simply titled "White Cotton Shirts", the image, now regarded as an iconic fashion photograph, was accompanied by an article that singled out Patitz for her "astonishing presence", praising her "uncosmeticised womanliness, new and important in the 1980s."
|“||At just shy of six feet tall, Teutonically self-composed, and dominating any room she cared to walk into [sic], Tatjana was the biggest beast in the seething jungle; Vogue amplified the comparison by fixating on her lynx-like eyes, impossibly blue and curved around the temples like a cat's. - From Vogue Model: The Faces of Fashion||”|
In another 1988 Vogue article titled "Tatjana: Million Dollar Beauty", Patitz's creative team shared their impressions of her: "In pictures, her sensitivity is what comes through; something delicate, fragile, exciting. It's a strange mixture of lazy sensuality and moments of intense emotion," said John Casablancas, president of Elite Model Management. "It's hard to get a bad picture of Tatjana. She's very photogenic, which is very rare, and she looks different in every light," added photographer Patrick Demarchelier. "While some models develop one look, she has many."
Her versatility was exemplified by the changing of her hair color and style with each passing year during the late 1980s, from short-haired brunette to tawny mane to long and blond. For an April 1989 editorial titled "Earthly Powers" in British Vogue, hair stylist Didier Malige cut and restyled Patitz's foot-long blonde hair into a cropped shag just above her shoulders. "Once I cut my hair - I cried for two months," Patitz told Esquire magazine. "People said, 'We can't believe she cut her hair.'" But the move won Patitz covers of British and French editions of Vogue featuring her new look. The pinnacle of that year came in July and August when Patitz was awarded with consecutive covers of US Vogue - two months in a row. It was an unprecedented achievement for a model of that time and an innovation for the recently revamped Vogue under the leadership of new editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. This period was the zenith of Patitz's career, known as "the era of Tatjana" in the fashion industry.
During this period, in an effort to live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle, Patitz began slowing down her modeling career to focus on other creative pursuits such as writing, acting, and meditation. She relocated to California and made Los Angeles her homebase. The move afforded Patitz, who had always searched for creative and spiritual growth, the time and space to develop other aspects of her life.
|“||"I don't want to do anything for fame or money or glamour or anything like that...I think people are coming to a higher awareness in the world. Everything is polluted - the oceans, the forests...and people are killing each other all over the place without realizing that we all belong together and have to share this place. Maybe I'm dreaming, but I'm hopeful." - Tatjana Patitz, Model Magazine, December 1989||”|
In the final months of 1989, Patitz was photographed with other top models in two portraits that would become key images of the supermodel era of the 1990s: "Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989" by Herb Ritts; and Peter Lindbergh's cover of the January 1990 issue of British Vogue.
The 1990s began with Patitz on the January covers of both the American and British editions of Vogue. She shared the British Vogue cover with Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington; the portrait of the five women is regarded as the cover that sparked the supermodel phenomenon of the 1990s, helping each woman attain global appeal. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, the cover inspired pop star George Michael to cast Patitz, Crawford, Evangelista, Turlington and Campbell in his music video for the song "Freedom! '90" which was directed by David Fincher. Michael did not appear in the video; instead, each woman would lip-synch the song in Michael's place. Patitz and her co-stars were already top stars in the fashion world but were now gaining major recognition for their beauty and charisma outside of it too. The music video was programmed into heavy rotation on MTV, going on to transcend the worlds of pop culture, music, and fashion in the 1990s and remaining influential in the decades to come.
Settled in Los Angeles, Patitz continued to manage her modeling career while studying acting. She work mostly with Ritts, Lindbergh and Maser but was sought after by the industry's leading female photographers such as Peggy Sirota, Ellen Von Unwerth, Pamela Hanson and Sheila Metzner as well as new photographers such as Mario Sorrenti and Juergen Teller. Los Angeles-based photographers Phillip Dixon and Matthew Rolston also frequently photographed Patitz for Harper's Bazaar. Rolston said of Patitz: "I look for more than beauty. There must be a memorable quality. Tatjana has it more than anyone else. She sticks in your mind. There's a depth, an emotional quality to her that's truly extraordinary. She's very dear, charming and extremely feminine. She's very open and her priorities are natural things - animals, the sea, the environment. That's what's so interesting about her. She's not what she seems."
|“||Like other famous beauties before her, Tatjana Patitz possesses a certain extraterrestrial quality, an aura of exquisite otherworldliness only too effortlessly capable of freezing mere mortals in their tracks...She's the fitting embodiment of the nineties ideal: a cool customer who know what she wants and knows how to get it. Rarely have blonde hair and blue eyes managed to look quite so exotic - with her trademark world-weary gaze and her loose-limbed aristocratic bearing, Patitz often seems as if she's just been awakened from a divinely decadent dream. - ELLE (April 1990)||”|
As the decade progressed, Patitz continued to work in advertising campaigns and on runways for such top fashion houses as Chanel, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino (fashion designer), Karl Lagerfeld, Helmut Lang (fashion brand), Donna Karan, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Vivienne Westwood. Most notably, Patitz was the long-standing face of Jil Sander, representing the designer's minimalist style for a generation of fashion readers  in era-defining ad campaigns photographed by Nick Knight.
Patitz appeared on 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 have also featured Patitz on their covers and in editorials photographed by photographers such as Max Vadukul, Sante D'Orazio, Mikael Jannson, Arthur Elgort, Hans Feurer, Walter Chin, and Javier Vallhonrat. In advertising, Patitz won an exclusive cosmetic contract with Germaine Monteil makeup and perfumes.
Since autumn 2009, Patitz has represented the Italian fashion brand Marina Rinaldi.
Acting and other appearances
In 1987, she appeared in the Duran Duran music video for the song "Skin Trade". She then moved to California to begin a career as an actress. Her first appearance was a brief one as a murder victim in Rising Sun (1993). Following this, Patitz made several appearances on television series, music videos, and films. Her largest role was in the 1999 thriller Restraining Order.
769 Tatjana is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was named after Patitz. This asteroid (from Greek ἀστήρ 'star' and εἶδος 'like, in form') belongs to a class of small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun. Its volatile-based surface is found to closely resemble that of a comet's, and so it is distinguished from a traditional asteroid.
In 1989, Patitz went to live on a ranch in Malibu, California where in 2009 she was reported to have four horses, four dogs and two cats, commenting "I needed nature around me". She has a son, Jonah, who was born in 2004, and is separated from his father, a marketing executive.
- Barker, Nigel (2015). Models of Influence (First ed.). New York, New York, USA: Harper Collins Publishers. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-06-234584-4.
- Saner, Ermine (15 January 2009). "The Forgotten Supermodel". The Guardian UK.
- Hoskyns, Barney (September 1992). "Out of Bed with Naomi: The Making of a Superstar". British Vogue. 76 (9): p. 229 (The caption "The big five: Naomi, Linda, Tatjana, Christy and Cindy, January 1990" accompanies a photo of all 5 women.).
- Morris, Sandra (1996). CATWALK: Inside the World of the Supermodels (First ed.). New York: Universe Publishing - A Division of Rizzoli International Publishing. p. 6. ISBN 0789300567. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- Mokoena, Tshepo. "Death of the Supermodel". www.DontPanicOnline.com. Don't Panic. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
- "Happy Birthday, Linda Evangelista! The Original Supermodel Turns 50 And Is Happy About Aging". The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com). The Huffington Post Media Group. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
- Sophia Panych, Patrick Rogers. "16 Things You Didn't Know About George Michael's "Freedom! '90" Video". www.allure.com. Conde Nast. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
- Brown, Laura. "CLASSIC LINDBERGH: The Photographer and his Supermodel Subjects Recall some of the Greatest Shoots in History". Harpers Bazaar (www.harpersbazaar.com). A PART OF HEARST DIGITAL MEDIA "Most famously, his [Lindbergh] eye is responsible for defining the era of the supermodel. The inception: the January 1990 cover of British Vogue...where he assembled Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz in downtown New York. 'It was a new generation, and that new generation came with a new interpretation of women,' he explains. 'It was the first picture of them together as a group.' That cover, of course, also inspired George Michael's 'Freedom 90' video, directed by David Fincher". Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Supermodel moments: the names and faces that defined an era". www.MSN.com. Microsoft. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
- Okwodu, Janelle. "Now This Is a Supermodel". www.Vogue.com. Conde Nast. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- Barker, Nigel (2015). Models of Influence (First ed.). New York: Harper Design. pp. 148–151. ISBN 978-0-06-234584-4. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Coddington, Grace (2012). Grace - A Memoir (First ed.). New York: Random House. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-8129-93356. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- "Singular Sensations: Three of the most in-demand, highly paid models in the world - each has a magnetic appeal and personal professionalism that makes her beautifully unique". Harper's Bazaar: 221. March 1990. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Alix McNamara, Caroline Howard. "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women". Forbes (www.forbes.com). Forbes Media LLC. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Wintour, Anna (August 2012). "Letter from the Editor - Years Without Fear". Vogue. 120 (8): 64, 68 "She [Patitz] was always one of my favorites, possessed of a beauty and a body like no other".
- Barker, Nigel (2015). Models of Influence (First ed.). New York: Harper Collins. p. 148 (...but the most lasting images of her are when she was really looking like herself, with a minimum of theme or concept, almost like a palate cleanser from the high camp and artifice of the late 1980s"). ISBN 9780062345851. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Barker, Nigel (2015). Models Of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion. New York, New York, USA: Harper Collins Publishers. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-06-234584-4.
- Hayman, Sheila (January 1996). "Animal House: Sheila Hayman visits the dogs, cats and cockatoos at Tatjana Patitz's Malibu Ranch House" (PDF). British Vogue. 80 (1): 108–113.
- Malle, Chloe (August 2012). "The Great Escape". Vogue. 120 (8): 149. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- Strebe, Sacha. "Inside a Supermodel's Rustic California Retreat". www.mydomaine.com. Clique Media Group. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
- Kramer, Jennifer Blaise (Fall 2015). "Natural Beauty". C Home: 40.
- Tatjana Patitz at Fashion Model Directory. accessed 2008-09-14.
- "Tatjana: Million Dollar Beauty". Vogue. 96 (6): 214. June 1988. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- McKinnon, Kelsey. "A Model Summer". www.magazinec.com. C Publishing. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- "Tatjana: Million Dollar Beauty". Vogue. 96 (6): 213. June 1988.
- "Tatjana: Million Dollar Beauty". Vogue. 96 (6): 214. June 1988.
- Mower, Sarah (October 1988). "World Class of '88". British Vogue. 10 (72): p. 414 ("Tatjana remembers spending a year in Paris without work: 'They wanted flat-chested thin girls with short hair, not like me with this...and there are a lot of creeps out there. You learn to grow up fast".
- Barker, Nigel (2015). Models of Influence. New York, New York, USA: Harper Collins Publishers. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-06-234584-4.
- "Prime Time: Supermodel Tatjana Patitz seamlessly strolls into a second phase of her profession, proving that classic beauty never goes out of fashion". Santa Barbara Magazine: 99 ("Patitz is known...as photographer Peter Lindbergh's muse and for being a key member of the 1980s super-model elite, which included Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and Naomi Campbell"). Fall 2011.
- Blanchard, Tamsin. "Peter Lindbergh: 'I don't retouch anything': The photographer who created the supermodels talks to Tamsin Blanchard on the eve of his exhibition". The Guardian (www.theguardian.com). Guardian News and Media Limited. "...Lindbergh is the man credited with discovering the supermodels, after all. He describes the iconic 1990 cover he shot for British Vogue – of Linda, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi and Cindy – as 'the birth certificate of the supermodels'". Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- Lindbergh, Peter (September 2015). "In Love With: Eva Herzigova, Nadja Auerann, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Karen Alexander; Helena Christensen". Vogue Italia (781): 458–477. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- SCHULTE-HILLEN, SOPHIE. "The Women of Peter Lindbergh: 14 Supermodel Portraits from the Iconic Photographer". Vogue (www.vogue.com). Conde Nast. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
- REDAZIONE. "In love with...". Vogue Italia (www.vogue.it). Conde Nast. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
- Lindbergh, Peter (1996). 10 Women By Peter Lindbergh. Berlin: Schirmer/Mosel Munchen. p. N/A. ISBN 978-3823814160. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Lindbergh, Peter (1996). 10 WOMEN BY PETER LINBERGH (First ed.). Berlin: Schirmer/Mosel Munchen. p. N/A. ISBN 978-3823814160. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Penn, Irving (December 1985). "Modern Beauty". Vogue. 93 (12): N/A.
- Alexander Liberman, Lesley Jane Nonkin (1992). On The Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue (First ed.). New York: Random House. pp. 226–227. ISBN 0-679-41161-5. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- "Tatjana Patitz Throughout the Years in Vogue". www.voguegraphy.com. VOGUEGRAPHY. Retrieved 25 December 2015.
- "Calvin Klein Sport Fall/Winter 1986". www.thefashionspot.com. TOTALLYHER MEDIA, LLC, AN EVOLVE MEDIA, LLC. COMPANY. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Spazio, Dallo. "Unforgettable Indeed". superqueen.wordpress.com. Dallo Spazio. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Kazanjian, Dodie (2011). Vogue, The Covers (First ed.). New York: Abrams. p. 207. ISBN 978-0-8109-9768-4. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- "The Great White Way". Vogue (US). 96 (6): 283. May 1987. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Churchward, Charles (2010). Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour (First ed.). New York: Rizzoli. p. 311. ISBN 978-0-8478-3472-3. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Robin Derrick, Robin Muir (2013). Vogue Model: The Faces of Fashion (Paperback ed.). Great Britain: Little, Brown/The Conde Nast Publications LTD. p. 252. ISBN 978-1408702543. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Tatjana: Million Dollar Beauty". U.S. Vogue. 96 (6): 218. June 1988. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Mower, Sarah (October 1988). "World Class of '88". British Vogue. 72 (10): p. 413. "...what's interesting about these latest graduates to the highest echelons of modeling is how little they conform to stereotype. Each girl is an individual. An identifiable character on the page. Some - like Tatjana Patitz and Rachel Williams - are even slightly odd-looking, but what they all share is an uncosmeticised womanliness, new an important in the eighties...The logic of their ample, amplified individuality says, 'Don't try to be like me - be yourself', a reflection of the self-assurance of women today".
- Barker, Nigel (2015). Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion ("With new markets opening internationally, the advertising business grew even more powerful, and models responded by dropping the bad-girl antics of the 1970s and getting down to business...More models realized the potential for lucrative superstardom on and off the runway." ed.). New York: Harper Collins. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-06-234584-4. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Harold Koda, Kohle Yohannan (2009). Models As Muse (Hard Back ed.). New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 134. ISBN 978-1-58839-312-8. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- John Galliano, Peter Lindbergh. "THE EYE: PETER LINDBERGH". Interview Magazine (www.interviewmagazine.com). Brandt Publications (Lindbergh: "What's interesting is that after that, in '92, Anna [Wintour] directed the book 'On the Edge: Images From 100 Years of Vogue', and she put that picture with the white shirts in front of the book as the best picture of the decade."). Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Robin Derrick, Robin Muir (2010). Vogue Model: The Faces of Fashion (Paperback ed.). Great Britain: Little, Brown - An Hachette UK Company. p. 252 ("While admiring her astonishing presence, Vogue's Kate Phelan recalled: 'She'll just sit there with a cigarette, her hand over half her face, and it's perfect.'"). ISBN 978-1-4087-0254-3. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Robin Derrick, Robin Muir (2013). Vogue Model: The Faces of Fashion (Papaerback ed.). Great Britain: Little, Brown/The Conde Nast Publications, LTD. p. 252. ISBN 978-1408702543. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Tatjana: Milion-Dollar Beauty". Vogue. 96 (6): 218. June 1988. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "Tatjana: Million-Dollar Beauty". Vogue. 96 (6): 218. June 1988. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Olds, Andrew (December 1989). "Tatjana Talks". Model (10): p. 51 (...Tatjana - always the chameleon - appears to have refashioned herself...").
- "Tatjana Patitz Throughout the Years in Vogue". www.voguegraphy.wordpress.com. Voguegraphy. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Mower, Sarah (June 1991). "Hot Hairdressers and top models are dominating fashion talk". British Vogue. 75 (6): 186, 187 ("In Vogue, on a windy beach, without a mirror, Tatjana Patitz bravely put herself into Didier Malige's hands for a cut that would part her from her foot–long tawny mane. In the pictures she looks terrified – in a ravishing sort of way. 'Tatjana is very sensitive,' says Malige. "For her, I think it would have been worse if we'd done it with a mirror. But I must say, she was very pleased afterwards").
- Mower, Sarah (August 1990). "Brave New Look". British Vogue. 8 (74): P. 146 ("Tatjana Patitz was photographed on a beach losing her blonde tresses to hairdresser Didier Malige".
- Ritts, Herb (April 1989). "Earthly Powers". British Vogue.
- Weiss, Philip (July 1993). "What We Think About When We Think About Models". Esquire. 120 (1): 62. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Copeland, Irene (August 1989). "This Month's Cosmo Cover Girl". Cosmopolitan: ("Since I went short, I've gotten nothing by favorable feedback from clients. It was definitely a good career move...").
- Ritts, Herb (April 1989). "Summer Crop". British Vogue.
- Churchward, Charles (2010). Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour (Hair stylist Sally Hershberger states "It was the era of Tatjana, and Cindy Crawford did one of her first jobs, and Naomi was coming on the scene." ed.). New York: Rizolli. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-8478-3472-3. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Olds, Andrew (December 1989). "Tatjana Talks". Model Magazine (10): p. 50 ("Tatjana recently decided to work a little less and to concentrate on studying acting"). Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Copeland, Irene (August 1989). "This Month's Cosmo Cover Girl: Tatjana Patitz". Cosmopolitan (8): ("I have a house in Los Angeles now and spend a lot of time here. The California lifestyle suits me - I'm a healthy person who loves to be outdoors"). Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Olds, Andrew (December 1989). "Tatjana Talks". Model Magazine (10): 106. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Mahon, Fiona. "SEVEN SEMINAL IMAGES BY HERB RITTS". www.hungertv.com. Hunger Publishing LTD. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- "From supermodels to film: celebrating the work of Peter Lindbergh at Kunsthal Rotterdam". www.lucire.com. JY&A Media. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Olds, Andrew (December 1989). "Tatjana Talks". Model (10): 106.
- "Tatjana Patitz Throughout the Years in Vogue". Voguegraphy. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Barnett, Leisa (December 2006). "90 Years of Vogue Models: The Age of the Supermodel". Vogue (UK). 90 (12): 159 ("During the Nineties, top models Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington and Cindy Crawford dominated runways, fashion magazines, and advertising campaigns. Highly-paid and with international appeal, the supermodels ruled the fashion world"). Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Jones, Liz. "Goodbye supermodels - you've been left behind by an industry hungry for youth". Daily Mail (www.dailymail.co.uk). Associated Newspapers Ltd (Liz Jones, editor of Marie Claire magazine states, "The supermodel was really born in January 1990, when British Vogue put Naomi, Linda, Christy, Cindy and Tatjana Patitz on its cover.").
- Tacu, Irina. "Five Supermodels in One Place: Another Vogue Cover That Made History". Visual Thirst. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
- Cahalan, Susannah. "Super models class of 1990 back in vogue". New York Post. NYP HOLDINGS, INC. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Supermodels Relive Filming the George Michael Freedom! '90 Video". Harper's Bazaar (www.harpersbazaar.com). Hearst Communications, Inc. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Van Alstyne, John. "Get the Look: George Michael's "Freedom! '90" Video". Paper Magazine (www.papermag.com). Paper Publishing Company ("As such, Michael didn't want to appear in the clip, directed by David Fincher, instead casting the supermodels of the moment who were shifting the perception of models-as-celebrities at the time, and were becoming enormous stars in their own right."). Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Rogers, Patrick. "The 25th Anniversary of George Michael's "Freedom" Music Video". Allure (www.allure.com). Conde Nast ("Twenty-five years ago, George Michael refused to star in his own music video. Instead, he gathered five of the most beautiful women in the world for a six-and-a-half-minute film that would make video history."). Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Rogers, Patrick. "The 25th Anniversary of George Michael's "Freedom" Music Video". Allure (www.allure.com). Conde Nast. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Okwodu, Janelle. "The 25 Best Model Music-Video Moments". www.vogue.com. Conde Nast ("As the supermodel video standard-bearer, "Freedom! '90" features Crawford, Campbell, Patitz, Evangelista, and Turlington lip-synching along to Michael's power ballad."). Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "100 Best Singles of the 1990s: #30 - George Michael, "Freedom 90"". www.slantmagazine.com. Slant Magazine. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- Forester, Pete. "25 Year Ago George Michael Casted Five Supermodels for His Historic "Freedom '90" Music Video". Complex (www.complex.com). Complex Media, Inc. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Rock and Top: What makes a winning rock video? A good son, a seasoned director. And a top model as guest talent.". Top Model (3): 15. Winter 1995.
- Simmons, Lisa (December 1990). "This Month's Cosmo Cover Girl: Tatjana". Cosmopolitan (12).
- "Singlular Sensations". Harper's Bazaar: 221. March 1990. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Ferguson, Sarah (April 1990). "The Tatjana Appeal - Sultry, Confident And Very Cool". Elle Magazine: 308. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- Morris, Sandra (1996). Catwalk: Inside the World of the Supermodels (First ed.). New York: Universe Publishing. p. 40 ("Tatjana remains right at the pinnacle of her profession". ISBN 9780789300560. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- "TATJANA PATITZ". www.fashionmodeldirectory.com. FMD - The Fashion Model Directory. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Okwodu, Janelle. "Now This Is a Supermodel". Vogue (www.vogue.com). Conde Nast ("As the long-standing face of Sander's eponymous line, Patitz came to represent the designer's minimal elegance for a generation of consumers"). Retrieved 10 August 2016.
- "Nick Knight Exhibition". www.LikeYou.com. likeyou artnetwork: ("Nick Knight has continuously empowered women through his imagery. In "Sander" (1997) the model, Tatjana Patitz, remains strong, fierce and feminine despite her downward gaze and obscured face. Juxtaposed with the sheerness of the fabric and delicate colouring, Knight's image for the Jil Sander 1992 campaign celebrates the balance of women's strength and fragility, and like the designer Knight set the standards for 1990s minimalism through sophisticated lines" ). Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- Rosen, Miss. "Fashion, Art & Photography Meet in the Work of Nick Knight". www.craveonline.com. CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
- "The Gang's All Here: 7 Iconic Group Model Vogue Covers". www.vogue.com. Conde Nast Publications. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- Olivier, Dana. "Executive Fashion And Beauty Editor". www.huffingtonpost.com. Huffington Post. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- Okwodu, Janelle. "Vogue.com Fashion News Writer". www.vogue.com. Vogue. Retrieved 10 Dec 2015.
- Okwodu, Janelle. "Now This Is a Supermodel". www.vogue.com. Conde Nast. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
- "Michael J. Fox proves he's still laughing in the face of Parkinson's disease as he hams it up for new calendar", The Daily Mail, 18 September 2010.
- Tatjana Patitz at International Vegetarian Union