Woman Crush Wednesday: Naomi Campbell
We’re in fashion month and wherever we look there are super models strutting down the runway of ultra famous brands. Recently Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber made her first runway debut at the age of 16 on the Calvin Klein runway. So, whilst we’re on the subject it would be rude to forget one of the greatest models of all time – Naomi Campbell. Naomi Campbell was one of the models that initiated the idea of the supermodel. With a career spanning three decades we should perhaps upgrade her to ultra or even mega model!
Naomi was scouted at the age of 15 and became one of the world’s most renowned supermodels. She also has the title of the first black woman to appear on the covers of French and British Vogue and the first black model to appear on the cover of Time. So, she is not just a model but an inspiration for women. She is best known for her unique runway walk which is still inspiring models now! In addition to modelling Naomi also has an album under her belt and developed her own modelling reality series, The Face. I bet you also remember her starring role in the unforgettable ‘In the Closet’ music video for Michael Jackson! Naomi Campbell never stops and she has been working for the welfare of children in Africa since 1997 alongside the late Nelson Mandela until his death. So here you go! Naomi is an ultimate Woman’s Crush Wednesday!
Why we love her
Least Likely to…stand discrimination. The model has outspoken agains the racial bias that exists in the fashion industry multiple times throughout her career. At one poin she even received support from fellow supermodels (Kirtsy) Turlington and (Linda) Evangelista, they said ‘If you don’t use Naomi, you don’t get us.”
Impress her with…tap dance. The famous model tap danced as part of a girl troupe in the music video for Culture Club’s ‘I’ll Tumble 4 Ya’ in 1983 at the age of 12.
Mention…Fashion for Relief. The model founded the charity to help victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In 2009 the proceeds went to victims of the terrorist attacks in India. In 2010 and 2011 funds raised were used to help victims of the Haiti and Japan earthquake.
And another thing…the very famous Vivienne Westwood platform heels she fell over in on the runway in 1993 is currently in storage at the V&A Museum in London. So far the iconic platforms have been on display in London and Antwerp. One little fall doesn’t take anything from Naomi Campbell’s perfection!