“Naomi: In Fashion” exhibition – from social work to the museum

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An exhibition dedicated to Naomi Campbell will open on June 22. She is the first model to inspire Sonnet Stanfill, the curator of the exhibition, to create an extraordinary collection of clothes related to the fashion icon. This is an event both in the world of art and fashion. Naomi: In Fashion it’s a special moment, a tribute to a controversial icon who has gone from the runway to jail for throwing a phone at her assistant or attacking police officers. Praising Fidel and starring in a Bob Marley music video.

Naomi: In Fashion – Dolce&Gabbana – the perfect outfit for community service

The amount of antics. the offenses and controversies surrounding Naomi Campbell are surprising. The list of her fashion successes is supplemented by a list of at least ambiguous events. Every model would be at the bottom for attacks of aggression and lack of humility. However, Naomi becomes more and more iconic every year. When someone thinks about fashion, they see a statuesque beauty from the UK.

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During a closed presentation of the exhibition Naomi: In Fashion, photo: wwd.com

The upcoming exhibition of Naomi’s creations: In Fashion, a story about the model through clothes that mark important points in her life, only strengthens her position.

Difficult moments in the life of Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell, born on May 22, 1970 in London, grew up in an artistic environment. Her mother, a Jamaican dancer, was often absent due to overseas contracts, which left Naomi living mainly with her grandmother. At the age of five, she went to the Barbara Speake Stage School, and then to the Italia Conti school. Appearances on television and music videos, including the famous “Is This Love” by Bob Marley, were her everyday life even as a child. When she was 15, she entered the catwalk. She had to combine her first sessions with studying, and after passing her final exams, she could devote herself entirely to modeling. Despite her early success, her youth was full of challenges and difficult situations. More rebellion than necessity resulted in  money being stolen while in Paris.

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She was helped by Azzedine Alaïa, who became like a father to her. Later she was very friends with Gianni Versace.

Naomi Campbell Scandals and Controversies

Naomi Campbell has been the heroine of many scandals over the years of her career. She was famous for her difficult character, which led to numerous conflicts with agents and colleagues. Between 1998 and 2009, she was accused of violence 11 times, mainly against assistants and housekeepers. The most famous incident concerned the attack on Georgina Galanis, but the brawl on board a British Airways plane was equally widely commented on. She was sentenced to community service for acts of aggression. She celebrated their ending in a phenomenal dress from Dolce & Gabbana. It was not an expression of humility.

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Naomi on the last day of community service, in a phenomenal dress, photo: thecut.com

Her cocaine addiction also contributed stormy image. In 2010, Campbell publicly admitted that she was seeking therapeutic help to deal with issues related to childhood abandonment. Through therapy and subsequent professional success, including participation in “The Face” and charity work, Naomi regained balance in her life.

Charisma and a new chapter in Naomi Campbell’s life

Naomi Campbell, despite numerous controversies, has gained enormous respect and popularity in the fashion world. She collaborated with the greatest designers, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace and Yves Saint Laurent, and posed for prominent photographers including Peter Lindbergh and Bruce Weber.

Together with Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista, they created the so-called a trio of supermodels who supported her in her fight against racism in the industry. In December 1987, she became the first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue since 1966. In 1988, she made her debut on the cover of the French edition. Today, after many years of a turbulent career, Naomi is a proud mother, although she does not reveal details about her child’s father. She currently lives in New York and focuses on the peace and stability that motherhood and therapy have brought her. Naomi Campbell continues to work in the industry, while drawing conclusions from the past and focusing on the future, one of the pillars of which is her daughter and working on herself.

A groundbreaking exhibition

Naomi Campbell, will be honored with the exhibition “Naomi: In Fashion” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It will last from June 22, 2024 to April 6, 2025. The exhibition, created in collaboration with Campbell, showcases over 100 pieces, including iconic clothing, accessories and photographs that tell the story of her career. There will be, among others: Thierry Mugler’s 1989 car-inspired corset, Valentino’s pink 2019 Met Gala outfit, and Vivienne Westwood’s platforms that contributed to her 1993 runway collapse.

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Epic fall, photo: businesinsider.com

Exhibition curator Sonnet Stanfill highlights these pieces as important moments in Campbell’s career. The exhibition also includes memorabilia from the darker moments of her life, such as the Dolce & Gabbana dress she wore on her last day of community service in 2007, reminding her of her complicated and colorful past.

An extraordinary evening before the opening of the exhibition

The opening night of the Naomi: In Fashion exhibition was an event full of glamor and elegance, attended by many famous guests supporting the supermodel.

Naomi Campbell dazzled in a white maxi dress with a high slit and a deep neckline. She paired it with white sunglasses, silver jewelry and peep-toe shoes. The event was attended by friends from the fashion industry, celebrities and members of her family who came to celebrate her extraordinary career. Guests included fashion designers such as Donatella Versace and Valentino. There were also models: Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer. The exhibition, sponsored by BOSS, is not only a tribute to her career, but also an inspiration for future generations. The event highlights her enormous influence on the world of fashion and her unwavering position as one of the greatest style icons.