The always gorgeous and always controversial Naomi Campbell takes on a diplomatic style proving her to be the first lady of fashion.
Miss Campbell got her start in the fashion industry early on at the young age of 15 and quickly skyrocketed to the front pages of magazines and down the runways of designers. Throughout her career she has landed her place as one of the top supermodels in the world while gathering a legion of designers and celebrities wanting to work alongside her. In between walking for Versace and staring in George Michael videos, the model has generated some negative press. Between the years 1998 and 2008 Naomi had been accused of committing acts of assault against assistants, employees, housekeepers, and even police officers.
But with the negative press there is an equal amount of positive. Naomi Campbell has always been outspoken about the inequality that faces black models in the fashion industry. She often raises awareness of discrimination against models. Starting in the late 90s Campbell has taken part in the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, in 2005 she created We Love Brazil to help fight poverty, and has organized multiple fashion shows to help victims of natural disasters such as hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Japan.
It’s her humanitarian side that shines through in her editorial for W Magazine. Dressed in sleek suits and slimming lines that replicate the iconic looks of the First Lady of The United States, Michelle Obama. The photos were taken in Ghana while Campbell was doing humanitarian work. The stunning images were taken by photographer Willy Vanderpere. The shoots manages to make Campbell look more elegant than ever while still being strong and showing her as more than a supermodel, but also a powerful woman.
Her FLOTUS inspired looks were constructed thanks to stylist Eninful who dresses Campbell in the likes of Hermes, Armani, and Marc Jacobs. Creating what he calls “A modern first lady” and showcasing Naomi’s elegance and timelessness.
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