Toni Garrn

Antonia "Toni" Garrn (German pronunciation: [ˈtoːniː ˈɡaɐ̯n]; born 7 July 1992)[5] is a German model. In 2008, she got her big break in the fashion industry after signing an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein.[3][6]

Toni Garrn
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Toni Garrn on the red carpet of the Berlinale 2017 opening film
Born Antonia Garrn[1]
7 July 1992 (age 25)[2]
Hamburg, Germany
Nationality German
Modeling information
Height 182 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1][3]
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue

Early life

Toni Garrn was born Antonia Garrn in Hamburg, Germany.[5] Her father works for an oil refinery and her mother is a businesswoman.[3] 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, where she studied at Campion School (Athens). By the age of 10, she moved back to Hamburg with her family.[3] Garrn can play classical piano, having taken lessons since age 6.[7][8][9]

When Garrn was 13,[3] she was discovered during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in her hometown Hamburg, and then signed with New York agency Women Management.[6][10]

Garrn's native languages are English (from having lived England as a child) and German; she can also speak French.[11]


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Toni Garrn at the Berlinale 2017

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 McCartney, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors and others during fashion week.[1]

She has appeared in Vogue (Paris, Italy, Germany, Russia, China, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Korea, US), Muse, Elle (US, Italy, France), Numéro (France, Tokyo), Glamour (US), Marie-Claire (Italy), Another Magazine, Harper'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.[12]

In early 2012, she re-entered the Top 50 Models Women-list of the international modelling site, ranking in 20th place.[13] She was first featured on the list in 2009, eventually peaking in 11th place.

Garrn's resume includes covers for French, Japanese and Chinese Numéro, German, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Korean and Russian Vogue, French and German Elle, Madame Figaro, Muse, Harper's Bazaar, Allure and advertisements for Calvin Klein, Prada, Versace, Cartier (Fragrance), Jill Stuart, Fendi, Chloé, Emporio Armani, Hugo Boss, Zara, H&M, Dior, Donna Karan, JOOP!, Shiseido, Filippa K, J.Crew, Neiman Marcus, Givenchy (Makeup), Tommy Hilfiger, Juicy Couture, Massimo Dutti, Max Mara, Peek & Cloppenburg, Express, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, L’Oréal, Biotherm, NARS Cosmetics, Mango, Ann Taylor, Blumarine, Aigner, Lancel, Alexandre Vauthier and Elie Saab.[6][12]

Toni Garrn has worked with photographers like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Karl Lagerfeld, Manfred Baumann, Paolo Roversi, Mariano Vivanco, Miles Aldridge, Craig McDean, Corinne Day, Camilla Åkrans, Ellen von Unwerth, Mert and Marcus, Victor Demarchelier, David Bellemere, Greg Kadel and Mario Testino.[14]

In 2014, she collaborates with German denim label Closed and designs her own line of jeans. Proceeds from the sales of her Closed T-shirt, her “Toni” jeans for women are donated to a charity that focuses on the education of young girls in Africa.[15]

She is the face of fragrance Simply by Jil Sander as well as for Elie Saab "Le Parfum".

Charity work

Since June 2014, she is Plan International Ambassador for Because I am a Girl.

Victoria's Secret

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 cast 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.[16][17] 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.[18]

On 17 April 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.[19] In November 2012, she returned to the catwalk of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the second time, closing the show.[20] She also walked the show in 2013.


Garrn was cast to play the role of Reeva Steenkamp in the 2017 Lifetime movie Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer. The film chronicles the athlete's conviction of culpable homicide after fatally shooting Steenkamp on 14 February 2013 in his Pretoria home.[21]

Personal life

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 Lapiņa, Kendra Spears, Kasia Struss, Jourdan Dunn, Sigrid Agren, Constance Jablonski and Taryn Davidson.[6]

She skipped fashion week in February 2010 in order to focus on the final exams of the Abitur.[6]

Garrn was in a relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio from 2013 to 2014.[22]

In 2015, she began dating American basketball player Chandler Parsons. According to a report by TMZ, they broke up in November 2016.[23]


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  17. ^ Meet the new Angel! German model Toni Garrn joins Victoria's Secret elite. Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  18. ^ Supermodel Erin Heatherton Retrieved 2012-04-20.
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  20. ^ Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  21. ^ Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012. Retrieved 2017-10-03.
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