Naomi Campbell’s Most Iconic Moments
Naomi Campbell has been slaying all of our lives since the 90’s, and there is no doubt that she is forever the baddest in the game.
In light of The Queen’s birthday last week, here are six of our favorite moments over her 47 years of fab:
1. When she gave us this gem to throw at our haters.
One of my favorite quotes from Naomi is: “Don’t compare yourself to me ever. You are not on my level, and you never will be on my level.”
Savage… but true. During an episode of “The Face Australia,” Naomi and her rival, Nicole Trunfio, had a heated debate resulting in a face off with the two divas talking over each other. It’s clear Naomi won that one.
2. Naomi Campbell for DSquared2’s F/W 2003 show.
This strut shows us one of the many reasons why she’s legendary. She taught us how to properly board a private jet in style. Who else can say they’ve run in heels in a fashion show? Only Naomi can sprint down the runway and make it look vogue.
3. That time she clapped back on “The Face.”
In 2013, the queen of comebacks disapproved supermodel and show rival, Coco Rocha’s indigo lipstick color on “The Face,” telling her to “check your lipstick before you come and talk to me.” Lesson learned: Check yourself before Ms. Campbell does.
4. When Naomi was bad & boujee.
One of my favorite pics of Naomi Campbell was when she posed in the black and white photograph by Ellen von Unwerth, in 1991. Naomi teaches us how to get bomb, effortless curls with this home remedy: pop cans. With Coke can hair rollers in her hair, a sequined bra, and a telephone in hand, she was truly bad and boujee goals.
See it here.
5. When you were either Team Naomi or Team Tyra.
During their modeling careers, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks had a public, ongoing feud that was later “settled” in the early 00’s. The catfight between the two was finally talked out when Naomi was a featured guest on the “Tyra” show, where Tyra Banks expressed her obsession with Naomi when she was a teen, and her experiences with the spicy Naomi when she first entered the modeling scene. The duel seemed to be swept under the rug rather than resolved, but Naomi wasn’t letting a little “competition” bother her.
6. When she changed the game.
Between 1987 and 1988, Ms. Campbell was the first black model to grace the covers of British and French Vogue. Anna Wintour of Vogue told Daily Mail “I remember all the men in suits being absolutely stunned by the fact that I would put a black woman on the September cover of Vogue.” At the age of only 19, Naomi set a record and the tone for diversity in various publications, still lasting to this day.