A UNIQUE STAR
Supermodel Naomi Campbell will receive the Fashion Icon Award at the CFDA Awards ceremony that will be held at the Brooklyn Museum, in New York, on June 4th.
She joins the ranks of Rihanna, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Pharrell Williams, and Kate Moss, among others, who received the prestigious award in the past.
Without doubt an icon, the British model boasts a blockbuster decades-spanning career that has put her on the top of fashion’s Mount Olympus. Often dubbed the Black Venus, Campbell’s first public appearance came at the age of seven when she was featured in Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” video. She started modelling at 15 and by the late Eighties formed a trio known as the “Trinity” with Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. From numerous Vogue covers to all the top runways, from music video appearances to a career in TV, Naomi was a lifelong muse of Donatella Versace and Azzedine Alaïa. She was also the first black model to grace thecovers of French Vogue and Time, and of the notorious September issue of American Vogue. She certainly is in a league of her own.