Naomi Campbell

Celebrating the achievements of super model Naomi Campbell, the Black British stalwart of a pioneer

By The Voice Newspaper

Naomi Campbell (2020) by Kristy Sparow/GettyThe Voice Newspaper

The first Black woman to appear on the cover of French Vogue

So many firsts for this Black British stalwart of a pioneer. Naomi Campbell was the first Black woman to appear on the cover of French Vogue and the first Black model on the cover of Time.

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Naomi, one of the renowned five original supermodels

Campbell started modelling, aged 15-years-old and would go onto become one of the renowned five original supermodels, a household name alongside the likes of Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington.

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A fashion icon

Loved by world famous designers Azzedine Alaïa and Gianni Versace, Campbell’s stock was also propelled by high-profile advertising campaigns for fashion icons such as Ralph Lauren and Francois Nars.

Naomi Campbell (2019) by Voice NewspaperThe Voice Newspaper

Born to a Jamaican mother who was a dancer in the early years of her career, Campbell attended Dunraven School and the London Academy for Performing Arts. Naomi Campbell is using her platform to support the next generation and bring light to the vast talent that lies in Africa.

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Never shy to step into the entrepreneurial arena Campbell launched a line of fragrances for women in 1999 and in 2013 Campbell developed her own reality tv model competition series, The Face, on which she served as a coach and a producer.

Naomi Campbell (2005) by GettyThe Voice Newspaper

Campbell’s charity Fashion for Relief, has raised millions of dollars for victims of catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the year in which the charity was formed.

Naomi Campbell (2020) by Voice NewspaperThe Voice Newspaper

In 2020, Naomi Campbell was honoured at the Human Rights Campaign’s 19th annual Greater New York Gala in recognition of her passionate role as an advocate for global humanitarian issues, including HIV/AIDS research.

Naomi Campbell (2020) by Kristy Sparow/GettyThe Voice Newspaper

Campbell announced via social media she had become a mother "A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother." 

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