Naomi Campbell

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One of the five original supermodels, Naomi Campbell was born in London and caught her break when she was 15 years old.  She has graced the covers of more than 500 magazines during her career, and has been featured in campaigns for Burberry, Prada, Versace, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino to name a few.  Campbell was also the first black model to appear on the cover of Time magazine, French Vogue and Russian Vogue as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.  The runway was her domain as she showcased the collections of top designers, including Chanel, Azzedine Ala?a, Christian Dior and Versace.  Campbell has appeared in countless TV shows, music videos and films, including “The Cosby Show,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Madonna’s “Erotica,” Bob Marley's "Is This Love" and Michael Jackson's "In The Closet."  Campbell also serves as an executive producer and supermodel coach on the UK version of “The Face” for Sky Living.

 

Campbell is also responsible for an incredible amount of fundraising and charity work in South Africa and across the globe.  She began such humanitarian efforts with Nelson Mandela in 1993, and in 1997 he named her “Honorary Granddaughter” for her dedicated activism.  In 2005, she established Fashion For Relief and hosted its first charity fashion show during New York Fashion Week to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.  Since its conception in 2005, Fashion For Relief has presented shows in New York, London, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar es Salaam, raising millions of dollars for various causes.

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