Naomi Campbell was born in London, England and discovered as a fashion model aged 15, making an immediate impact in the modeling world. Over the past four decades she’s fronted the covers of more than 1000 magazines, been featured in advertising campaigns for celebrated luxury houses including Burberry, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent, and Valentino, and walked iconic shows for Chanel, Azzedine Alaia, Christian Dior, and Versace. All of which has made her into one of the most recognisable cultural icons of our time. Beyond her work in the fashion and entertainment industries, Campbell has used her celebrity status for an array of fundraising and non-profit initiatives across the globe. From Human Rights to Environmentalism to Global Health, specifically relating to women and children, continue to be critical sectors of Campbell’s work.
Her long-standing commitment to social responsibility stems from the 1990’s, when she championed the lack of diversity within the industry, which continues to this day. She was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French and Russian Vogue, as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue. A passionate advocate for diversity, she started the Diversity Coalition in 2013 to tackle racial diversity in the global fashion industry.
Naomi announced becoming a mother on Instagram in May 2021 and introduced her daughter in a worldwide exclusive with British Vogue in March 2022, which featured two different Naomi front covers about motherhood and her vision for her work in a seminal interview. The front cover of Naomi with her daughter went viral as the most liked cover on British Vogue’s Instagram account of all time.