Toni Garrn (German pronunciation: [ˈtoːnɪ ˈɡaʁɐ̯n]; born 7 July 1992)[3] is a German model. In 2008, she got her big break in the fashion industry after signing an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein.[2][4]


 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

Toni Garrn was born Antonia Garrn in HamburgGermany. Her father works for an oil refinery and her mother is a businesswoman.[2] She has an older brother, Niklas, who is also a model. When Garrn was two years old, she moved with her family to London, and later to Athens when she was six. By the age of 10, she moved back to Hamburg with her family.[2]

When Garrn was 13,[2] she was discovered by Claudia Midolo, the owner of German model agency Modelwerk during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in her hometown Hamburg, and then signed with New York agency Women Management.[4][5]


[1][2]Toni Garrn at the 2011 StyleNiteevent of Berlin designer Michael Michalsky

Garrn debuted on the runway at age 15 as an exclusive for the Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 2008 runway show in New York. She then went on to be featured in the designer's ad campaign. The following season, she again walked exclusively for Calvin Klein.[1] In the 2009-seasons, she walked over 60 shows for prestigious designers such as Stella McCartneyDiorLouis VuittonChanelHermèsDolce & GabbanaMichael Kors and others during fashion week.[1]

She has appeared in Vogue (Paris, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Korea, US), MuseElle (US, Italy, France), Numéro (France, Tokyo), Glamour(US), Marie-Claire (Italy), Another MagazineHarper's Bazaar (US), i-D, and on the covers of Tush magazine and V magazine as the eighth ranked model of spring 2008. She also covered the February 2009 edition of Numéro for their #100 issue.[6]

Garrn's resume includes covers for French, Japanese and Chinese Numéro, German, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Russian Vogue, French and German ElleMadame FigaroMuseAllure and advertisements for Calvin KleinPradaVersaceCartier (Fragrance), Jill StuartFendiChloéEmporio ArmaniHugo BossZaraH&MDiorDonna KaranJOOP!ShiseidoFilippa KJ.CrewNeiman MarcusGivenchy (Makeup), Tommy HilfigerJuicy CoutureMassimo DuttiMax Mara,Peek & CloppenburgExpressRalph LaurenBurberryL’OréalBiothermNARS CosmeticsMangoAnn Taylor and Blumarine.[4][6]

Toni Garrn has worked with photographers like Steven MeiselPeter LindberghKarl LagerfeldPaolo Roversi, Sølve Sundsbø, Mariano VivancoMiles AldridgeCraig McDeanCorinne Day, Camilla Åkrans, Ellen von Unwerth, Victor Demarchelier, Ralph Mecke, Greg Kadel and Mario Testino.[7]

In early 2012, she re-entered the Top 50 Models Women-list of the international modelling site, ranking in 20th place.[8] She was first featured on the list in 2009, eventually peaking in 11th place.

Victoria's Secret[edit]Edit

In Fall 2011, Garrn started modeling for Victoria's Secret, firstly appearing in their catalogs doing the clothing line. Soon after she walked in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and did a photo-shoot for the PINK-line with fellow model Shanina Shaik. Her first Victoria's Secret fashion show casting was actually in 2010, but she was ultimately not casted for that year's show.

In April 2012, Garrn was reported incorrectly by the media to have been chosen to become an official Victoria's Secret Angel.[9][10] The reports were all based on a misleading tweet by the official Victoria's Secret Twitter-account which mentioned Garrn as "#NewAngel".[11] Soon after it was revealed that Garrn was merely chosen to star in a Victoria's Secret campaign for the "Dream Angel"-line alongside Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson as well as the "Angels in love"-commercial starring Elyse Taylor in addition.[12]

On April 17, 2012, Garrn and the Victoria's Secret Angels, Erin Heatherton and Lindsay Ellingson, launched the Victoria's Secret "Love Is Heavenly" fragrance in a Victoria's Secret store in SoHo.[13] In November 2012, she returned to the catwalk of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the second time, closing the show.[14] She also walked the show in 2013.

Personal life[edit]Edit

Garrn lived in an apartment in Financial District, Manhattan in New York City with her best friend Ali Stephens. She is also friends with fellow models Karlie Kloss, Andreea Diaconu, Ginta LapiņaKendra SpearsKasia StrussJourdan DunnSigrid AgrenConstance Jablonski and Taryn Davidson.[4]

She skipped fashion week in February 2010 in order to focus on the final exams of the Abitur.[4]

Since May 2013, Garrn has been dating American actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

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