Naomi Campbell turned 46 years old yesterday and our favorite supermodel hasn’t aged a bit. Campbell has dabbled in everything from modeling to designing clothes and even acting as she recently appeared in the hit series, Empire. Over the years this super-talented star has continuously slayed on the runway as well as pulled of some of the most amazing looks. In honor of her 46th birthday, we take a look back at her legendary transformation.“Naomi Campbell was born in South London in 1970. Her mother was a dancer, and like her, Naomi gravitated to the spotlight: She attended stage school from the age of three, and trained as a ballerina. As a child, she appeared in videos for Bob Marley and Culture Club and on the British TV series Grange Hill. Beth Boldt, the head of the London-based Synchro modeling agency, scouted Naomi at fifteen, and soon invited Bethann Hardison, former model and head of her own agency in the States, to come to London to see if she, too, wanted to work with the fresh young face. Naomi wound up signing with Eileen Ford, but Hardison became her “Ma”—her surrogate mother in New York City.”
Naomi has opened and closed more Anna Sui shows than any other model. “No model walks like Naomi. No model makes a dress come alive like Naomi”- Anna Sui. “People ask me about whether she’s difficult to work with. I have never seen it. I also have witnessed how hysterical people get in her presence.” Zac Posen. “I want to talk about one show, one hot summer night in 1995, the big show at the Piazza di Spagna. Naomi was up there on the stairs wearing a lilac velvet dress and holding a naked male model. She did not play difficult then; she was amused and ready to shock the thousand Roman people watching the show. It was a huge success.” Valentino. A lot of designers and celebrity friends have only great stuff to say about Naomi.
The ’90s supermodel is known for her killer walk on the runway. See some of our best runway moments in the video above. She recently featured in POP Magazine’s 2016 spring issue. Photographed by Brianna Capozzi and styled by Stevie Dance, Naomi flaunts her killer body in a denim jacket, crop top and underwear as seen in photo below.
Naomi was scouted at the tender age of 15 and she is still one of the world’s most in-demand supermodels from the ’90s despite being in the industry for nearly 3 decades. The Brixton-born star has featured in several magazines, campaigns and worked with the world’s most talked about designers/brands. Another of our favorite moment of the supermodel is this Agent Provocateur’s SS15 campaign shot below.
Naomi Campbell at her birthday dinner in NYC last night with guests including; Puff daddy, The Empire cast, Usher and others.
Happy birthday, Naomi!