Naomi Campbell has been a force to be reckoned with ever since she set foot on the fashion scene back in the mid-80’s…
The original trend-setter and ‘It’ girl has seen and done it all, and even bagged several designer T-shirts (and fashion icon awards too!).
From covering some of the biggest magazine covers, walking the runway for the most exclusive fashion designers on the planet to starring in the most lucrative fashion ad campaigns. She has also hosted several fashion shows and events too, and now even bagged her own YouTube show ‘Being Naomi’. There’s nothing Naomi has not conquered as the queen of fashion.
To celebrate her 50th birthday this week, we look back at 5 of her boldest fashion moments over the years…
Azzedine Alaïa Fashion Show (1990)
The dress was originally made for singer Tina Turner and Naomi had the pleasure of wearing it down the runway as part of the fashion show.
Naomi Campbell for Azzedine Alaïa Fall 1990. pic.twitter.com/m8iuavPiLL
— HCM (@hoodcouturemag) July 24, 2019
British Fashion Awards (2016)
The late Alexander McQueen was dear to Naomi and so was this vintage piece from his collection she wore to the British Fashion Awards in 2016.
London Fashion Week (1991)
Who needs a runway when Naomi stole the whole damn show dressed head-to-toe in Vivienne Westwood. Those boots were definitely meant for strutting!
Naomi Campbell in vivienne westwood ?1991 lfw designer of the year awards. pic.twitter.com/jswdh5uJgv
— Tianna Jenkins 🌹 (@flourishblkgirl) May 12, 2017
Video Music Awards (2016)
Naomi Campbell’s thigh high slit was the centre of attention in this crisp white Maxwell number.
Gianni Versace Couture Show (1995)
Naomi chanelled a glittering goddess in these timeless pieces, which are probably some of his greatest designs ever.
Naomi Campbell for Gianni Versace Couture 1995. pic.twitter.com/p7GLafOz4n
— Valentino (@DIORSBITCH) September 19, 2018
Paris Fashion Week (2015)
Naomi was the muse for countless designers in her lifetime, including French fashion-maker Jean Paul Gaultier.
Here she is seen walking alongside him at the Haute Couture Fashion week in 2015.
Fashion For Relief (2018)
Naomi was the showstopper to end showstoppers at her charity event at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (2005)
Naomi may never have been officially appointed an ‘Angel’ (that’s because they couldn’t afford her, she claims) but that doesn’t mean she couldn’t rock the luxury lingerie brand like a boss at their fashion show way back in the 90’s.
Milan Fashion Week (2017)
Cementing her place as one of the golden girls of her era and one of the world’s first black supermodels, Naomi was seen strutting her stuff alongside the likes of Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni and Helena Christensen in this nostalgic fashion moment from a Donatella Versace show.
Met Gala (2019)
From all the Met Galas she’s attended over the years (more than anyone else for sure), Naomi named her Valentino jumpsuit look from last year as her favourite.