Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Antonia “Toni” Garrn was born 7 July 1992 in Hamburg, Germany. A German model who got her big break in the fashion industry after signing an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein in 2008. She has an older brother, Niklas, who is also a model.
She began taking classical piano at the age of 6 and when she was 13, she was discovered during the 2006 FIFA World Cup in her hometown Hamburg, and then signed with New York agency Women Management. At the age of 15, she had an exclusive contract with Calvin Klein and by the folllowing year, Toni 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.
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. She is the face of fragrance Simply by Jil Sander as well as for Elie Saab “Le Parfum”.
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Toni has done 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 and Victoria’s Secret.
As a top model, she has worked with photographers like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, Karl Lagerfeld, 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. In 2014, she worked in collaboration with German denim label Closed and designs her own line of jeans.
Since June 2014, she is Plan International Ambassador for Because I am a Girl and Toni donates the proceeds from her Closed T-shirt and Toni jeans for women are donated to charity.
Toni was cast to play the role of Reeva Steenkamp in the 2017 Lifetime movie Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer.
Toni was in a relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio from 2013 to 2014. In 2015, she began dating American basketball player Chandler Parsons but they broke up in November 2016.