BHM Fashion Tribute: Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is not only known for being one of the world’s top super models, but a style icon in herself.
Having graced the covers of over 100 fashion magazines, the beauty of Jamaican and Chinese descent was part of the elite “Big Six” of supermodels in the 90s, including Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Kate Moss.
Born and raised in London, England, Naomi became Vogue Paris‘ first black cover girl in August 1988, and went continued break racial barriers in the fashion industry. As recent as last year, she spoke out on the still prevalent racism in the industry to Glamour magazine: “You know, the American president may be black, but as black woman, I am still an exception in this business. I always have to work harder to be treated equally.”
She helped make music videos, like George Michael‘s “Freedom” and Michael Jackson‘s “In The Closet”, sexy and memorable experiences. At 39 years-old, Naomi’s still smoking superhero-like body just graced the cover of LOVE magazine’s “Fashion Icons” issue.
Despite all of her legal woes, PETA drama and diva manners, its hard to deny Naomi’s posh, fabulous ongoing style throughout all these years.
She looks fly whether catwalking, posing on red carpets or casually taking a stroll through the city streets.
Naomi teamed up with Kate Moss and Annabelle Neilson last night to pay tribute to their late friend, Alexander McQueen, during the “Fashion For Relief” Haiti charity show at Somerset House in London. Naomi hosted the event, during which the trio wore these printed dresses from McQueen’s upcoming spring/summer 2010 collection.
Check out CBS’ Fashion File tribute to Naomi Campbell, featuring career highlights, interviews where Naomi speaks on her struggles in the industry and much more. We’ve also including Michael Jackson’s sizzling “In The Closet” music video for your viewing pleasure: