Naomi Campbell biography
Bio:British born NAOMI CAMPBELL has conquered the fashion industry and achieved iconic status around the world with her incomparable physique and electrifying presence. Since stepping into the limelight over 15 years ago, she has set runways and magazine covers ablaze with a sophisticated, sultry style and singular no-nonsense attitude that together have made her an international celebrity and fashion authority.
Discovered on the streets of Londonís Covent Garden when she was just fifteen years old, Naomi soon had the entire fashion world clamouring to capture her inimitable look. Her first cover shoot was for British Elle. Naomi was the first black model to appear on the covers of TIME magazine, and French and British VOGUE, She has worked with the greatest photographers in the world including Patrick DeMarchelier, Steven Meisel, Richard Avedon, Herb Ritts, Ellen von Unwerth, Mario Testino and Peter Lindbergh.
Naomi has walked for the greatest designers and has fronted campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Versace, Jazz, Francois Nars, Dolce & Gabbana and Dsquared. Because of her iconic status, Naomi was recently chosen to headline the campaign of hip-hop brand Rocawear. She is also fronting the current lingerie campaign for H&M, and will be fronting the Louis Vuitton campaign alongside Kate Moss and Amber Valetta for Spring/Summer 2004.
Naomi has proved that her talents reach far beyond the realm of being a supermodel. She has channelled her interests and talents into a wide range of creative ventures including singing, writing and acting. She has brought her charisma to the world of television and film acting alongside international stars, including appearances in films by Michelangelo Antonioni, Steve DiMarco and Spike Lee. As a writer, Naomi co-authored a best selling novel, Swan, published by Heinemann/Mandarin in 1997, followed by a photo book entitled Naomi, with introductions from friends and admirers Iman and Quincy Jones.
Naomi continues to surprise adding new achievements to her illustrious career. As a successful entrepreneur, she has launched her own cosmetics range and September 2002 saw the launch of NC.Connect, her own lifestyle, branding and events company in New York boasting a prestigious client rosta. These business achievements, along with her ongoing modelling engagements and charity work, ensure that Naomi continues to surprise and impress.
Campaigns:Accessorize, Allessandro Dell'Acqua, Anna Molinari, Antonio Fusco, Absolut Versace, Atelier Versace, Azrouel, Bali, Bloomingdale's, Blumarine, Burberry, Chloe, Codice, David Yurman, El Corte Ingles, Emanuel Ungaro, Eminence, Falmer, Fendi, Guess, Gianni Versace, H&M, Iceberg, Jazz, Kenar, Lee Jeans, Louis Vuitton, Mango, Naomi Campbell 'Exult' fragrance, Nars, Nokia, Olympus Cameras, Ozbek, Pinko, Prada, Pupa, Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Polo Sport, Revlon, Rifat Ozbek, Rocawear, Skinny, Superga, Swish Jeans, Thierry Mugler, Triumph Bras, Valentino, Versace, Victoria's Secret, Yigal Axrouel, Yves Saint Laurent
Covers:Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, Photo, Citizen K, GQ, Ragazza, Maxim, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Arena, i-D, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Allure, Harper's Bazaar, Elle TopModel, Ocean Drive, American Photo
Fashion shows:Anna Sui, Antonio Berardi, Cerruti 1881, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Clements Ribeiro, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Gianni Versace, Givenchy, Helmut Lang, Isaac Mizrahi, Jasper Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Philip Treacy, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Todd Oldham, Versus, Julien MacDonald, Rifat Ozbek, Exte, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Elspeth Gibson, Lawrence Steele, Matthew Williamson, Oscar de la Renta, Robert Cary-Williams, Tommy Hilfiger, Emanuel Ungaro, Dolce & Gabbana, Rosa Cha, Zac Posen, Azzedine Alaia, D&G, Dsquared2, Esteban Cortazar, Luca Luca, Rocco Barocco, Simoneta Ravizza, Elie Saab, Valentino, Jasper Conran, Jennifer Nicholson, Katherine Hamnett, Rosa Cha, Stephen Burrows, Carlos Miele, Atil Kutoglu, Chris Aire, Esteban Cortazar, Heatherette