In her very successful fashion career, Naomi Campbell wears many hats—supermodel, actress, music video muse, business woman and editor-at-large at Interview magazine. In her editorial endeavor, she gets to chat with big names in the art, fashion and culture world, including controversial American contemporary artist Jeff Koons. Suffice it to say, Koons is a big deal—his piece named Tulips was sold for over $33.6 million this past month. While "The Face" coach comes across as pretty damn fearless, this task apparently gave Naomi a little bit of performance anxiety, but only for a second.
"I was fretting ahead of my meeting with Jeff Koons but this turned out to be all for nothing," she tells the Interview blog. "Jeff looked so at ease with himself, and as a result, with all his surroundings as well. So much so that I felt that sitting across from him was a privilege and an invaluable opportunity, almost akin to a spiritual experience.”
Read the full interview here, where there pair discuss Michael Jackson and Bubbles (she met Michael, Koons met Bubbles), their mutual hatred of the word "kitsch" (she thinks it's "bullsh*t") and a fashion book called Shoe-la-la!
[Naomi Campbell Photo Credit: Walter Sassard for Oxygen Media; Jeff Koons Photo Credit: Wild1/PR Photos]