An emblematic figure of supermodels in the 90s, Naomi Campbell is an eternal top who goes through the ages unscathed. Spotted at a very young age by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, he allegedly threatened to withdraw his advertising pages from the magazine “Vogue Paris” if the title did not include more black models in his notebooks. Result: the model becomes the very first to make the cover of the publication. Look back on decades of style.
Already more than thirty years Naomi Campbell electrifies the catwalks. Spotted in London at the age of 15, she poses for the British version of SHE barely one year later. Beginnings with fanfare confirmed by its participation in the parades of the greatest creators. Among them, Gianni Versace, the brilliant Karl Lagerfeld, Azzedine Alaïa whom she considered a father or her mentor Yves Saint Laurent. The latter even threatened to withdraw his advertising pages from the magazine Vogue Paris if the title did not include more black models in its notebooks. Result: the one who is nicknamed the Black Panther becomes the very first to make the front page of the publication.
Her beauty and her charisma propel her among the big names of the time: Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz… supermodels in all their splendor, which then reign mercilessly over the parades and are entitled to their mythical one for the vogue English in January 1990. Friend of creators and stars, Naomi Campbell also has a big heart and in 2005 founded her association Fashion for Relief, which raises funds during charity fashion shows for causes such as Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti. However, his career is not running out of steam. In recent years, the model once again monopolizes the catwalks, from Valentino to Louis Vuitton, via Versace and Off-White. Back in pictures on the career of the supermodel Naomi Campbell.