Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N - Naomi Campbell


 Naomi Campbell is a name that is synonymous with fashion and glamour. She was one of the most popular personalities in the fashion world in the late 80s and early 90s. Remember seeing her in Michael Jackson's video ' In the Closet ! She was tall and her dusky complexion and sharp features set her apart from the rest.

Naomi was born in South London and was the daughter of Jamaican born dancer Valerie Morris. She was not allowed to visit her father. Her first public appearance was at the age of seven when she was featured in Bob Marley's song ' Is this Love'. She was one of the six models who was declared a super model in her generation. Naomi has walked the runway for top designers designers as Gianni Versace, Azzedine Alaïa, and Isaac Mizrahi

Walking the runway for Lakme Fashion week /

She's been featured in more than five hundred magazines. She's been featured in campaigns for burberry, Prada, Varsace, Chanel, Dolce and Gabanna, Marc Jacobs amd Louis Vuitton. Naomi is  a humanitarian. She made fashion as a platform to do charity work too. In 2005 she established fashion for relief and hosted a charity show to raise funds for the victims of hurricane Katrina. Fashion for relief has raised millions of dollars for various causes.

She had a major setback in her personal life 2008. She pleaded guilty to assaulting  two police officers at London Heathrow Airport. She also settled a lawsuit filed by her former maid Gaby Gibson who claimed that Naomi had physically assaulted her. She even fought a five year drug addiction to cocaine.

She has passed the dark phases of her life. Naomi is still a strong force in the fashion industry. Recently she was in the news for her support for transgenders and encouraging them on runways.

1 comment:

  1. Naomi Campbell one of the biggest names in fashion and a super model in the truest sense. Glad to read on her struggles and set back.