Naomi Campbell has cornered the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award 2018. He bestowed with the award at the annual award ceremony of CFDA. The grand event was held at the Brooklyn Museum.
The 48-year old supermodel from London appeared on the front cover of British Elle before her 16th birthday. She has created a power and icon status through her TV appearance, runways and in fashion editorial and more.
While expressing the challenges she has faced in her life, Campbell stated that they told me I would only last 11 years, but I’m here, and it’s been 32 years. She shared her memories of substance abuse and about the incident which happened in 2006, where she threw a mobile phone at a housekeeper. When guests were asked about the moment, they shouted only one name of Naomi.
Ken Downing, fashion director of Neiman Marcus, has a good friendship with Campbell. He stated that he remembers as a young man when he started his career at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills, and Naomi was there when Gianni Versace came for a trunk show. Naomi is a real icon and also has proved that one doesn’t have to be 16 years old to be on the runway.
During the speech, Campbell paid tribute to the photographers and designers with whom she’s worked for a long time. She paid tribute to Raf Simos, the 2018 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year. Apart from that she also paid a special tribute to the late Azzedine Alaia, who died in November. Campbell name-checked the women who vaulted into the single-name stratosphere during the 1990s supermodel era Cindy, Stephanie, Linda, Christy, Claudia, and Kate. She stated that they all are her sister. She can’t imagine her life without them and thanked for their unconditional love and support.