Can Claudia Schiffer save the world?
Fortune's Nelson Schwartz writes:
It was a classic Davos moment - a mix of awesome financial and CEO power, celebrities, and just enough has-beens and hangers-on to remind you who the real power players are. The place was the Belvedere hotel Wednesday night, and the setting a party for Germany's Focus magazine.
In one corner stood JP Morgan Chase's Jamie Dimon chatting with his lieutenants. In another corner of the room, there was Michael Dell and Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman. Lakshmi Mittal wasn't far away. Meanwhile, supermodel Claudia Schiffer stood on a small podium like the Queen receiving visitors, who did everything but curtsy. Last but not least, onetime AOL cofounder Steve Case wandered around the room, looking slightly lost.
Schiffer was trailed by a team of photographers and aides, while even jaded reporters from the world biggest media outlets scrambled to grab shots of themselves and her on their cell phones. Acting nonchalant, I asked her where she was living these days, and she told me Notting Hill in London. I told her I lived in London, in Hampstead, and that we should hang out. She didn't take me up on the offer, but she did say that she would be at the nightcap Thursday night for Young Global Leaders and asked if I would be there. You bet I will.
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