Naomi Campbell is one public figure that will never go out of style, and she has the accolades to back it all the way up. At this year’s prestigious Fashion Awards, the British Fashion Council has confirmed that Naomi Campbell will be honoured with the Fashion Icon award, for her impressive 34-year-long career, extraordinary contribution to the global fashion industry, and philanthropic work. This was announced at a glamorous cocktail reception at The Ritz in London.
“We cannot think of a more deserving recipient than iconic Londoner Naomi Campbell, she has achieved exceptional work in the industry,” said BFC chief executive Caroline Rush. “Naomi represents female empowerment, activism and glamour and her voice is used for great impact. We are thrilled to present the Fashion Icon award to Naomi and acknowledge her for her remarkable contribution to the global fashion industry, and we look forward to celebrating with her in London in December.”
The woman who gave definition to the word, ‘supermodel’, made history when she became the first black British model to appear on the cover of British Vogue in 1987, and the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue the following year. To date, she has appeared on the front of more than 500 magazines.
Campbell will join distinguished predecessor, Donatella Versace (as Fashion Icon award winner), who was honoured with the title in 2017.