Catwalk Chronicles: Naomi Campbell

The top model turned 44! Let's celebrate with a stroll down the catwalk from 1990 to 2013.
Celia L. Smith May, 21, 2014

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Naomi Campbell was discovered at the tender age of 15 on the streets of Italy in 1986. By 1990, she was declared a supermodel and later that year was featured in Michael Jackson’s memorable music video In The Closet.
Anna Sui runway presentation, New York, New York.

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Throughout her career, Campbell became a mainstay on the Versace runway. She also appeared in ad campaigns for the Italian fashion house.
On the Versace runway this catsuit shows every bit of her modelesque physique.

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The model has walked in fashion week runway presentations from Italy to India. Here, Campbell strikes a pose during London Fashion Week.

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It’s the British beauty’s toned, curvy physique that has made her standout from the rest. Chanel’s Spring/Summer ’94 presentation in Paris showed just that when the supermodel sported a swimsuit on the catwalk.

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Campbell was the first black supermodel to ever land the covers of Vogue Paris, Vogue UK, Vogue Nippon, Vogue China as well as Time Magazine.
Isaac Mizrahi Fall Fashion Week.

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At the height of her career in the ’90s, Campbell was a part of the top tier of supermodels including Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Scheiffer and Kate Moss.
Todd Oldham ready to wear show in New York.

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Early on in her career Campbell began walking for various charitable runway shows. She later founded her own fashion organization Fashion for Relief.
Campbell shows support in the Brown Thomas Showcase of Irish Fashion Charity Show in Dublin, Ireland.

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The supermodel has walked for several of the industry’s biggest names including Ralph Lauren, Azzedine Alaia, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.
Ralph Lauren Fall 1997 runway presentation in New York.

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Campbell’s fierce strut and fiery runway presence is what made her one of the most sought after models in the industry.
Anna Sui Spring/Summer 1999 runway presentation in New York.

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Campbell launched a total of eleven fragrances successfully throughout the course of her career.
Versace 1999 Spring/Summer Haute Couture show in Paris.

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Naomi Campbell during the 8th Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York City.

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Naomi shows off her fabulous physique again at the Heatherette Spring 2006 runway show in New York.

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The Supermodel’s charitable runway organization Fashion for Relief has benefited causes including Hurricane Katrina and the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan.
Campbell struts for a cause during the Spring/Summer 2009 runway presentation in London.

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MUMBAI, INDIAMARCH 28: Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway for the ‘MAI MUMBAI’ show, a ‘Fashion For Relief’ initiative by DREAM by Vikram Chatwal Hotels for the relief of the Terrorist Attack victims in Mumbai at the Lakme India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2009, at Grand Hyatt on March 28, 2009, in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Ritam Banjeree/Getty Images)

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The Supermodel’s charitable runway organization Fashion for Relief has benefited causes including Hurricane Katrina and the earthquakes in Haiti and Japan.
Campbell struts for Fashion For Relief Haiti runway presentation in London.

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Campbell was featured on the September 2010 cover of ESSENCE Magazine’s 40th anniversary issue alongside models Iman and Liya Kibede.
Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 Ready to Wear show in Paris.

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Most recently during Milan Fashion Week the model graced the Roberto Cavalli Autumn/Winter 2012 runway and was just as stunning as when she first stepped on the scene.

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Naomi Campbell walks the runway at the Zac Posen Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. 


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