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