CULTURE

Naomi Campbell Forever


There is only one Naomi Campbell. Revisit the supermodel’s greatest moments in W from her first cover in 1990 to her 2015 shoot with Rihanna and Iman.

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Naomi Campbell goes retro for “Fashion A Go-Go” on the cover of W Magazine December 1990.

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Photo by Emma Summerton, styled by Giovanna Battaglia; W Magazine July 2012.
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People say “diva” like it’s a bad thing. Here, the fashion legend tries on fall’s most embellished pieces, and adds some drama of her own.

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Photo by Steven Klein, styled by Treena Lombardo; W Magazine June 2007.

“I try not to read the tabloids, and I am not fully aware of what’s going on, but I find out that the press is turning this whole thing into a fashion show by commenting on what I was wearing.”

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Photo by Willy Vanderperre, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine October 2013.

The model takes on a diplomatic role as “The First Lady of Fashion” in 2013.

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Photo by Michael Thompson.

Campbell poses with fellow supers Shalom Harlow, Natalia Vodianova, and Kate Moss for the 30th Anniversary Issue of W in August 2002.

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Photo by Steven Klein, styled by Treena Lombardo; W Magazine June 2007.

Community service wasn’t going to stop Campbell from looking fabulous in 2007. “What do they expect me to do—walk in looking all drib and drab?” she told W in “The Naomi Diaries.” “I’ve never looked drib and drab in my life.”

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Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful.

And bares all in February 2014 as one of the social stars of “Pillow Tweets.”

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Photo by Emma Summerton, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine August 2014.

And, in August, covers up with pals Rihanna and Iman in the best of Balmain.

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Photo by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Edward Enninful.

“Fashion has really changed,” Campbell told W in her October 2014 cover story. “It went from being a small group to very global and very corporate.

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Photo by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Edward Enninful; W Magazine October 2014.

“I like a little swag in a girl’s walk on the runway. It is called a ‘show,’ after all.” Spoken like a true pro.