So what inspired the Queen of Halloween to dress as a 95-year-old woman? “There was so much talk about me turning 40 this year and what it felt like to be older,” Klum told PEOPLE. “I thought, really? I will show you old!” The supermodel worked with Oscar-winning makeup artist and friend Bill Corso for the transformation. “He came to my house and casted my face,” says Klum, who chronicled the process for her Instagram fans. “The rest of my ideas the grey hair, yellow-stained teeth, lots of wrinkles, a hunchback, arthritic hands, age spots and milky eyes he just made happen!” Heidi Klum Gregg DeGuire / WireImage As for her wardrobe, “I chose a vintage Chanel suit, because you can never go wrong with Chanel, no matter how old you are.” The day after Halloween, Klum Tweeted a photo of her prosthetics, thanking special effects pro Andy Clement. Known for taking the spooky holiday to extremes, Klum said, “I like to surprise my guests and to encourage them to go all out, as well.” This year’s party attendees included Ice T and Coco, Bethenny Frankel, Jay Manuel and Victoria Secret’s model Lindsay Ellingson. In fact, Klum was almost unrecognizable upon arriving at Marquee nightclub on Thursday. She acted in character on the red carpet, joking with reporters about her get up: “It didn’t take a long time at all,” she said, in a little old lady voice. “I put on a little bit of eye shadow and my dancing shoes and I was ready to go!” That, obviously, was the point. “Life is serious enough as it is,” Klum said. “It is great to be someone else for the night and let loose.”
Heidi Klum downplays her heroic act to save son from drowning in ocean, says she did ‘what any mother would do’
Heidi Klum says raw maternal instinct led her into a life-threatening rip current to save her 7-year-old son. “I did what any mother would do,” the supermodel told People magazine in an interview published Wednesday. Supermodel Heidi Klum pulls her son Henry from the turbulent waves that almost pulled him out to sea. Newly released photos of the harrowing Hawaiian incident show the “Project Runway” star pulling her young son Henry to safety through churning, waist-deep waters and then straining to drag one of his nannies out by the armpits. CELL ETSO WAHS/AKM-GSI Klum pulls one of her sons nannies from the water. “People are used to seeing me on the beach in a bikini, smiling with the wind in my hair,” Klum, 39, told People. Her bodyguard beau Martin Kirsten appears hunched over on all fours in one photo, apparently trying to catch his breath after the scary but successful rescue effort. CELL ETSO WAHS/AKM-GSI The supermodel races to the rescue after a terrifying rip tide almost spelled tragedy for the Easter vacation. “Henry swam out of it. I grabbed him at the shore. The nannies were the ones in much deeper trouble,” Klum told People.