Naomi Campbell Will Be Recognized As The Fashion Icon That She Is | Fashion News
Naomi Campbell is a fashion icon and nobody doubts it. She first appeared in the video for Bob Marley‘s “Is This Love“, and became the first Black Brit to lead the cover of the most important Fashion Magazine in 1989 – Vogue Paris.
Now the model will make history again on June 4 as she will be awarded with the highest distinction by the Council of Fashion Designers of America: Icon of Fashion.
Photographer Brandon Maxwell was responsible for announcing the news via the Instagram account of the CFDA, with the award has already been given to artists such as Beyoncé, Kate Moss, Rihanna or David Bowie.
Naomi Campbell started at the age of 15 for the agency Elite Models and from very young she followed the idiom “it’s not what you know but who you know” and had two big godparents: Yves Saint Laurent and Azzedine Alaïa. Thanks to the former, Campbell led the cover of Vogue Paris when Saint Laurent threatened to delete all its publicity if she was not appearing.