Vanessa Duve

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Vanessa Duve is a German fashion model who replaced Lauren Hutton in advertising for Barneys New York in the late 1980s. She is 6 feet tall. In America, she is best known for starring in numerous Biotherm advertisements in the late 1980s.[citation needed]

She was managed by George Gallier owner of American Model Management New York for most of her career, shooting for Italian Vogue and booking the now famous L'Oreal TV campaign " I am worth it", this was the first time that L'Oreal used that phrase created by George Klarsfeld, the then creative director of L'Oreal.

She earned over $10,000 a day in 1989, the year she posed in Vogue for three full-page ads for Valentino Boutique and a fourth for Georges Rech. Looking further in the same issue, Duve models for Chanel and Azzedine Alaia.[1]


  1. ^ The Models And The Glamour Trade, New York Times, November 12, 1989, pg. SMA28.

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