Naomi Campbell
English model
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell is a British model, of Jamaican decent. Scouted at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and she was one of six models of her generation declared ":supermodels" by the fashion world.
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Party Coverage: Scene City: Scarlett Johannson, Donatella Versace and Naomi Campbell at Fashion Week Kick-Off
NYTimes - 11 days
amfAR held its annual gala at the start of New York Fashion Week.
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Models and fashion icons salute Riccardo Tisci and his work at Givenchy
Yahoo News - 17 days
From Naomi Campbell and Bella Hadid to Irina Shayk, Natasha Poly and photographer, Mert Alas, the freshly announced departure of Givenchy creative director, Riccardo Tisci, hasn't left the fashion world indifferent. In fact, in less than 24 hours, the Italian designer and his work at the house have been celebrated the world over on the internet. Riccardo Tisci stood down from the helm of Givenchy to widespread acclaim from models, photographers, as well as editors of the biggest fashion magazines.
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Gap unveils star-studded 'Generation Gap' clip, featuring celebrity offspring
Yahoo News - 18 days
Gap has marked the debut of a limited-edition collection -- the '90's Archive Re-Issue -- with the launch of a matching, star-studded video campaign titled "Generation Gap," fronted by a set of celebrity offspring with a guest appearance from supermodel Naomi Campbell. The cult American clothing brand collaborated with director Kevin Calero to create the clips which are a contemporary homage to the iconic Gap ads of the '90's with references to the songs "Mellow Yellow," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Just Can't Get Enough" -- all updated with a modern twist. The special cameo from iconic model and Gap alumni Naomi Campbell, wearing the iconic pocket tee that she modeled in 1992 for her Steven Meisel shoot, adds the perfect mix of past and as the next generation takes the reins to reimagine Gap in their own style.
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Everything You Need To Know Before Sunday's Golden Globes, Including Who Will Win
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Lee Daniels Made 'Star' For 'White People To Feel Good About Being White'
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Lee Daniels believes casting a white woman as the main character in his new series, “Star,” is going to help ease the racial tensions in America.  In an interview with EBONY published Wednesday, Lee said he wants to “explore race in a way that we haven’t seen it before on a network series” with the new Fox show. To achieve that, Daniels cast actress Jude Demorest to play the titular character, Star, a young woman who embarks upon a music career after a tough life in foster care. The series also stars Queen Latifah, Lenny Kravitz, and Naomi Campbell.  “We are in a very dangerous state right now in our country and I wanted white people to feel good about being white because right now, there’s a lot of hatred going on,” Daniels told EBONY. The director and “Empire” creator said that he believes the show will will open up frank conversation about race. “I think we’ve gotten too politically correct with primetime,” Daniels added. “We’re just not in your face anymore. You can g ...
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George Michael Was Working On A Documentary Prior To His Death
Huffington Post - about 2 months
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The Fashion Awards 2016 Red Carpet
NYTimes - 3 months
Lady Gaga, Gigi Hadid, Kate Moss, Jaden Smith, Naomi Campbell and more from the red carpet in London.
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Charmed and Ready: The Scene at a Jewelry-Themed Fashion Party
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
From Naomi Campbell to Cindy Sherman, the worlds of fashion and art convened at a Manhattan dinner to celebrate a charm-bracelet collaboration.
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Gigi Hadid wasn't 'quite as thin' for anything revealing during her first Tommy Hilfiger show - Fox News
Google News - 4 months
CBS News Gigi Hadid wasn't 'quite as thin' for anything revealing during her first Tommy Hilfiger show Fox News Gigi Hadid may be the "It" girl of the modeling world, but according to Tommy Hilfiger, there was a time when she wasn't allowed to show any skin during a runway show. While speaking with Yahoo! Style, the legendary fashion designer revealed the real ... Tommy Hilfigers Secret Weapon Steps OutDaily Beast Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell and More Celebrate Tommy HilfigerNew York Times Tommy Hilfiger Clarifies 'Not Quite Thin' Comment About Gigi Hadid, Insists The Model Is 'Epitome Of Perfection'International Business Times Us Weekly -Fashionista (blog) -Page Six all 79 news articles »
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Gigi Hadid, Naomi Campbell and More Celebrate Tommy Hilfiger
NYTimes - 4 months
It was an all-American evening in honor of the designer’s memoir on Tuesday.
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Naomi Campbell Serves Old Hollywood Glamour In Golden Gown
Huffington Post - 4 months
All that glitters is Naomi Campbell. The supermodel attended a dinner in honor of friend and W Magazine fashion and style director Edward Enninful in London on Thursday night, looking absolutely radiant in a golden gown. Never one to shy away from a little controversy, the 46-year-old, who once posed for PETA’s “rather go naked than wear fur” campaign, donned a fur coat over the glamorous look.  The dinner was hosted by Enninful in celebration of his Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Campbell was joined by fellow beautiful people Winnie Harlow and Maria Borges, who you might recall as being the first model to wear her natural hair on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway. The result? One truly magical trifecta.  About last night celebrating my #OBE with my SISTERS @iammariaborges @iamnaomicampbell @winneharlow xoxo A photo posted by Edward Enninful, OBE (@edward_enninful) on Oct 28, 2016 at 4:19am PDT Just try an ...
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Naomi Campbell leads bold Versace runway in Milan - 5 months
Versace presents multi-faceted catwalk featuring supermodels Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk at Milan fashion week. Rough Cut - no reporter narration
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Naomi Campbell leads bold Versace runway in Milan
Yahoo News - 5 months
By Giulia Segreti MILAN (Reuters) - On a catwalk featuring Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk, Italian design house Versace presented a bold, multi-faceted collection for women on Friday. As she had done for the men's collection, artistic director Donatella Versace opened the spring and summer show, with airy windbreaker jackets in green, purple and blue. In a rare cameo, Naomi Campbell walked in a athleisure look with a layered blue and red wraparound skirt with matching cropped blouse with a zipper.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Naomi Campbell
  • 2016
    Age 45
    In 2016 Campbell appeared in the music video for Anohni the single "Drone Bomb Me".
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  • 2015
    Age 44
    In October 2015, Campbell was featured in a two episode arc in American Horror Story: Hotel, as a Vogue fashion editor named Claudia Bankson.
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    In 2015, Campbell signed on as a recurring character in the Fox drama Empire as Camilla Marks, a fashion designer and love interest to Hakeem Lyon, portrayed by Bryshere Y. Gray.
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    In July 2015, Campbell was sentenced to six months' probation by a Sicilian court for her August 2009 assault on a paparazzo photographer; she had hit him with her handbag for taking pictures of her and her then-partner.
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    The following year, she closed the Fall/Winter Zac Posen show at New York Fashion Week, and featured in Spring/Summer 2015 campaigns for Burberry and lingerie retailer Agent Provocateur.
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  • 2014
    Age 43
    In 2014, Campbell covered the May issue of Vogue Australia, the September issue of Vogue Japan, and the November issue of Vogue Turkey; the latter two were special editions celebrating Campbell and fellow supermodels.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell also covered the Vietnamese, Singaporean and the 35th anniversary Latin American edition of Harper's Bazaar.
    She also hosted the British version of the show, which aired on Sky Living later that same year, and The Face Australia, which ran on Fox8 in 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 42
    In an open letter to the governing bodies of global fashion weeks, they named high-profile designers who used just one or no models of color in their fall 2013 shows, calling it a "racist act".
    More Details Hide Details Campbell is involved with several charitable causes. She supports the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, for which she organised a benefit Versace fashion show in 1998. Held at Nelson Mandela's South African presidential residence, the show was the subject of a documentary titled FashionKingdom, or alternatively, Naomi Conquers Africa. Campbell, whose mother has battled breast cancer, also supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer. In 2004, she was featured on FHM's charity single Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?, as well as in the accompanying music video, of which all profits were donated to Breakthrough. She appeared in a print and media campaign for the charity's fundraising initiative Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, and she opened a Breakthrough breast cancer research unit in 2009. In 2005, Campbell founded the charity We Love Brazil, which aims to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty in Brazil through the sale of fabrics made by local women. That same year, Campbell founded the charity Fashion for Relief, which has organised fund-raising fashion shows to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Mumbai terrorist attacks in 2008, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and the Japan earthquake in 2011. By 2011, Fashion for Relief had reportedly raised £4.5 million. In 2012, the charity teamed up with YOOX China and leading global and Chinese fashion designers, including Phillip Lim and Masha Ma, to design Chinese-themed T-shirts to help fund its efforts and the various international charities it works with.
    In March 2013, Campbell graced the inaugural cover of Numéro Russia.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell also became involved in reality television through the modelling competition The Face and its international offshoots. In the U.S., she served as a coach and judge, along with Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha, on Oxygen's The Face, hosted by photographer Nigel Barker.
  • 2012
    Age 41
    Campbell performed with Kate Moss and other supermodels in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, where they modelled haute couture to represent British fashion.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell wore a design by Alexander McQueen—a staggered hem gown with a train speckled with flecks of gold.
  • 2011
    Age 40
    In 2011, Campbell appeared with Liya Kebede and Iman on the cover of the fortieth-anniversary issue of Essence.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred as Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon in the band's music video for "Girl Panic!", with Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, and Yasmin Le Bon portraying the other band members; they appeared in the November edition of British Harper's Bazaar in an editorial titled "The Supers vs. Duran Duran".
  • 2010
    Age 39
    In August 2010, Campbell made a highly publicised appearance at a war crimes trial against former Liberian president Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam.
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  • 2008
    Age 37
    In 2008, Campbell began a relationship with Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin; they separated in 2013 after five years together.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, Campbell entered rehab after a five-year addiction to cocaine. Of her choice, in 1994, to first use the drug, Campbell said in 2005, "I was having fun. I was living this life of travelling the world and having people just give you anything. But the little glow in your face goes.It's a very nasty drug." In 2002, Campbell successfully claimed a breach of confidence against the Daily Mirror, after the newspaper published a report of her drug addiction, including a photograph of her leaving a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. The High Court ordered £3,500 in damages from the Daily Mirror. Later that year the ruling was overturned by the Court of Appeal, which ordered Campbell to pay the newspaper's £350,000 legal costs, but in 2004 the House of Lords reinstated the High Court ruling and damages.
    In July 2008, she appeared with fellow black models Liya Kebede, Sessilee Lopez, and Jourdan Dunn on the gatefold cover of a landmark all-black issue of Italian Vogue, shot by Steven Meisel.
    More Details Hide Details In September of that year, Campbell reunited with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephanie Seymour for "A League of Their Own", a Vanity Fair feature on the supermodel legacy.
    In June 2008, Campbell pleaded guilty to assaulting two police officers at London Heathrow Airport two months earlier; she had kicked and spat at the officers following an argument about her lost luggage.
    More Details Hide Details She was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and fined £2,300, and was banned for life from British Airways.
  • 2007
    Age 36
    Campbell has received recognition for her charitable work. In 2007, she was named an ambassador of Rio de Janeiro by mayor Cesar Maia in recognition of her efforts to fight poverty in Brazil.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, she was awarded Honorary Patronage of Trinity College's University Philosophical Society for her charitable and professional work. In 2010, Sarah Brown presented her with an "Outstanding Contribution" award from British Elle for her work as an ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance, as well as her work in the fashion industry. Campbell has been convicted of assault on four occasions, after she was accused 11 times of committing acts of violence against employees, associates, and other individuals between 1998 and 2009. During the first such case, heard in February 2000, Campbell pleaded guilty in Toronto to assaulting her personal assistant with a mobile phone in September 1998. Campbell paid her former employee an undisclosed sum and agreed to attend anger management classes; her record was cleared in exchange for her expressing remorse. By 2006, eight other employees and associates had come forward with claims of abuse. During this time, Campbell was photographed wearing a Chip and Pepper T-shirt that read "Naomi Hit Me and I Loved It".
    After more than two decades as a model, Campbell remains in demand. In 2007, she walked the catwalk for Dior's sixtieth-anniversary fashion show at Versailles.
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  • 2002
    Age 31
    In 2002, she shortly dated Sean Combs; they remain friends to this day.
    More Details Hide Details She dated businessman Badr Jafar in the mid-2000s.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    In October 2001, she appeared with rapper Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs on the cover of British Vogue, with the headline "Naomi and Puff: The Ultimate Power Duo".
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  • 1999
    Age 28
    In 1999, she signed her first cosmetics contract with Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, a division of Wella, through which she launched several signature fragrances.
    More Details Hide Details In November of that year, she posed with twelve other top models for the "Modern Muses" cover of the Millennium Issue of American Vogue, shot by Annie Leibovitz. The following month, she appeared in a white string bikini and furs on the cover of Playboy.
  • 1998
    Age 27
    In 1998, she became engaged to Formula One racing head Flavio Briatore; they were involved in an on-again-off-again relationship until their separation in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Campbell now considers Briatore her "mentor".
  • 1997
    Age 26
    She was called to give evidence on a "blood diamond" she allegedly received from Taylor during a Nelson Mandela Children's Fund function in 1997.
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  • 1995
    Age 24
    In 1995, along with fellow models Claudia Schiffer, Christy Turlington, and Elle Macpherson, Campbell invested in a chain of restaurants called the Fashion Cafe; the venture was on the edge of bankruptcy by 1998.
    More Details Hide Details During this time, Campbell also had small roles in Miami Rhapsody and Spike Lee's Girl 6, as well as a recurring role on the second season of New York Undercover. In 1998, Time declared the end of the supermodel era. By then, Campbell had mostly retired from the catwalk, but she continued print modelling.
  • 1994
    Age 23
    Her novel Swan, about a supermodel dealing with blackmail, was released in 1994 to poor reviews.
    More Details Hide Details It was ghostwritten by Caroline Upcher, with Campbell explaining that she "just did not have the time to sit down and write a book." That same year, she released her album Baby Woman, which was named after designer Rifat Ozbek's nickname for Campbell. Produced by Youth and Tim Simenon, the album was only commercially successful in Japan; it failed to reach the top 75 on the UK charts, while its only single, "Love and Tears", reached No. 40. Baby Woman was mocked by critics, inspiring the Naomi Awards for terrible pop music.
  • 1993
    Age 22
    In 1993, she became engaged to U2 bassist Adam Clayton.
    More Details Hide Details They met in February of that year, after Clayton, when asked in an interview if there was anything in the world he desired but did not have, responded: "A date with Naomi Campbell". Campbell and Clayton separated the following year. She then dated dancer Joaquín Cortés in the mid to late 1990s.
    In 1993, Campbell twice appeared on the cover of American Vogue; in April, alongside Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, and Helena Christensen, and again, solo, in June.
    More Details Hide Details She famously fell on the catwalk in Vivienne Westwood's foot-high platform shoes, which were later displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Despite her success, however, Elite Model Management, which had represented Campbell since 1987, fired her in September, on the grounds that "no amount of money or prestige could further justify the abuse" to staff and clients. Elite founder John Casablancas described her as "manipulative, scheming, rude, and impossible." In the mid-1990s, Campbell branched out into other areas of the entertainment industry.
  • 1992
    Age 21
    In April 1992, she posed with several other top models for the hundredth-anniversary cover of American Vogue, shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she appeared in Madonna's controversial book Sex, in a set of nude photos with Madonna and rapper Big Daddy Kane.
  • 1991
    Age 20
    In September 1991, she became the first black model to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
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    In March 1991, in a defining moment of the so-called supermodel era, Campbell walked the catwalk for Versace with Turlington, Evangelista, and Crawford, arm-in-arm and lip-synching the words to "Freedom! '90".
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, she starred as Michael Jackson's love interest in the music video for "In the Closet".
  • 1990
    Age 19
    In January 1990, Campbell, who was declared "the reigning megamodel of them all" by Interview, appeared with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz on an iconic cover of British Vogue, shot by Peter Lindbergh.
    More Details Hide Details The group was subsequently cast to star in the music video for George Michael's "Freedom! '90". By then, Campbell, Turlington, Evangelista, Crawford, and Claudia Schiffer formed an elite group of models declared "supermodels" by the fashion industry. With the addition of newcomer Kate Moss, they were collectively known as the "Big Six".
  • 1988
    Age 17
    In August 1988, she became the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue, after her friend and mentor, designer Yves St. Laurent, threatened to withdraw his advertising from the magazine if it continued to refuse to place black models on its cover.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she appeared on the cover of American Vogue, which marked the first time a black model graced the front of the September issue, traditionally the year's biggest and most important issue.
  • 1987
    Age 16
    In December 1987, she appeared on the cover of British Vogue, as that publication's first black cover girl since 1966.
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  • 1986
    Age 15
    In 1986, while still a student of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Campbell was scouted by Beth Boldt, head of the Synchro Model Agency, while window-shopping in Covent Garden.
    More Details Hide Details Her career quickly took off—in April, just before her sixteenth birthday, she appeared on the cover of British Elle. Over the next few years, Campbell's success grew steadily: she walked the catwalk for such designers as Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa, and Isaac Mizrahi, and posed for such photographers as Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, and Bruce Weber. By the late 1980s, Campbell, with Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, formed a trio known as the "Trinity", who became the most recognisable and in-demand models of their generation. When faced with discrimination, Campbell received support from her friends; she later quoted Turlington and Evangelista as telling Dolce & Gabbana, "If you don't use Naomi, you don't get us."
  • 1978
    Age 7
    Campbell's first public appearance came at the age of seven, in 1978, when she was featured in the music video for Bob Marley's "Is This Love".
    More Details Hide Details At the age of twelve, she tap-danced in the music video for Culture Club's "I'll Tumble 4 Ya".
  • 1970
    Born on May 22, 1970.
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