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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22 May 1970
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The Inside Story of Donatella Versace’s Homage to Gianni: Classic Prints and Your Favorite ’90s Supermodels
NYTimes - 5 months
Twenty years after her brother’s murder, the designer produces a tribute show including Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell and Carla Bruni. Plus, a tease about what’s next.
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FTC demands endorsement info from Instagram 'influencers' - 5 months
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. truth-in-advertising enforcers have sent letters to supermodel Naomi Campbell, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens and other celebrities asking whether they have paid deals to endorse products on the photo-sharing app Instagram.
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Party Coverage: Scene City: Naomi Campbell Judges Voguing Ball. Tom Ford Parties on Park Avenue.
NYTimes - 5 months
The makeup artist Pat McGrath holds a vogue ball with celebrity judges, while Tom Ford trots out shirtless waiters for his New York return.
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There's Something Awfully Wrong With This Photo Of British Vogue Staffers
Huffington Post - 6 months
Do you see what Naomi Campbell sees?
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British Vogue taps Grace Coddington, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Steve McQueen
LATimes - 8 months
Out with the old; in with the new. Ahead of his arrival in August, British Vogue’s new editor in chief Edward Enninful is reinvigorating the masthead with some new, but familiar, names. Vogue veteran Grace Coddington is returning as a contributor. Coddington, a former model, worked at British Vogue...
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Anahi, a Steakhouse, Is the Toast of Paris Again
NYTimes - 8 months
Fashion insiders are flocking to the restaurant, just north of the Marais district, that once counted Naomi Campbell and Olivier Rousteing as regulars.
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How Naomi Campbell got money from Trump
CNN - 8 months
Naomi Campbell has her own art of the deal.
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Naomi Campbell hosts 'Fashion For Relief' in Cannes. - 9 months
Model Naomi Campbell and a host of other celebrities took to the catwalk for the 'Fashion for Relief' charity event in aid of Save the Children in Cannes. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
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Viola Davis, James Corden And Emma Stone Make Time's 100 Most Influential People List
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Naomi Campbell dishes on 'Star,' supermodel glory days
Fox News - 12 months
Naomi Campbell can't help but fondly look back at her glory days as a supermodel the '90s.
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Party Coverage: Scene City: Scarlett Johannson, Donatella Versace and Naomi Campbell at Fashion Week Kick-Off
NYTimes - about 1 year
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 - about 1 year
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 - about 1 year
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
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Lee Daniels Made 'Star' For 'White People To Feel Good About Being White'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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 ...
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George Michael Was Working On A Documentary Prior To His Death
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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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".
  • 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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 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.
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    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.
  • 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".
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    In March 2013, Campbell graced the inaugural cover of Numéro Russia.
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  • 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.
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  • 2011
    Age 40
    In 2011, Campbell appeared with Liya Kebede and Iman on the cover of the fortieth-anniversary issue of Essence.
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  • 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.
  • 2008
    Age 37
    In 2008, Campbell began a relationship with Russian businessman Vladislav Doronin; they separated in 2013 after five years together.
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    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.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
  • 2002
    Age 31
    In 2002, she shortly dated Sean Combs; they remain friends to this day.
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  • 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".
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 1994
    Age 23
    Her novel Swan, about a supermodel dealing with blackmail, was released in 1994 to poor reviews.
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  • 1993
    Age 22
    In 1993, she became engaged to U2 bassist Adam Clayton.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 1991
    Age 20
    In September 1991, she became the first black model to appear on the cover of Time magazine.
    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".
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 1987
    Age 16
    In December 1987, she appeared on the cover of British Vogue, as that publication's first black cover girl since 1966.
  • 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.
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  • 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".
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  • 1970
    Born on May 22, 1970.
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