International supermodel Naomi Campbell will be honored at this year’s 2018 CFDA’s by receiving the Fashion Icon Award. On Jun. 4, The Council of Fashion Designers of America will be honoring the supermodel for her personal style and influence in the fashion and modeling industry over the years.
There is no introduction necessary when it comes to the legendary model. Many are more surprised at the fact that it took this long to even nominate Campbell. The 47-year-old’s influence in the fashion industry has allowed her to become one of the most recognizable models internationally. As the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue, Campbell has become more of a role model. According to Vogue, CFDA chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg said,
“From enfant prodige to goddess of fashion, Naomi represents beauty, activism, and joie de vivre.”
Following previous honorees like Kate Moss, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna, music has heavily influenced the supermodel’s personal style. Despite the fact that most of her best friends are fashion designers, the Londoner’s international career has helped her style develop progressively. Closing the Louis Vuitton F/W 2018 show earlier this year, Campbell’s famous catwalk remains in the industry.
It’s safe to say Campbell has proved her modeling career’s longevity is depicted through her passion for fashion.
Salute to you, Naomi.