An Ode to the Original Party Girl: Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell and Grace Jones

Tonight, Marc Jacobs will be throwing a disco-themed party in honor of the original party girl model, Naomi Campbell. Really, no fashion party is complete without one of her dramatic entrances. Naomi has been a nightlife fixture since the ’90s, partying with friends like the original Supers Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista at Les Bains in Paris or at Sound Factory in New York. She’s also known for her extravagant birthday parties, where everyone from Madonna to Diddy has shown up to wish her another year of good fun. Jacobs is the perfect host for another party in her honor – this time to mark the publication of the Taschen anthology about the supermodel – because the two of them have been dancing partners since the very beginning of their careers. But, as these photos reveal, he’s far from her only traveling companion.


Naomi Campbell at the book party for “Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up” in 1990. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.


Naomi Campbell and Grace Jones at Grace Jones’ 42nd birthday party at Stringfellow’s Nightclub in 1990. Photo by Getty Images.


Kristen McMenamy and Naomi Campbell attend a fashion week Party at Les Bains Douches in the 1990s in Paris, France. Photo by Foc Kan/WireImage.


Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista at Yasmin Lebon’s birthday party in 1990. Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage.


Naomi Campbell dressed up for “Jellybean” Benitez’s birthday party in 1990. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.


Madonna and Naomi Campbell at Campbell’s birthday party in 1991. Photo by Gene Shaw//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell arriving at the 33rd annual Grammy Awards Arista Records Pre-Party in 1991. Photo by Getty Images.


Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell attend a private New York party in 1992. Photo by Getty Images.


Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell at the Elite Model Agency party for the Look of the Year Contest at the Hilton Hotel, London, September 1993. Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, and Linda Evangelista at an Allure Magazine Party, circa 1994. Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell at party for Francois Nars held at Laura Belles, circa 1995. Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News via Getty Images.


Elton John and Naomi Campbell at the Gianni Versace ‘Men Without Ties’ launch party in London in 1995. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell in the ladies room at the “Absolutely Fabulous” screening and party in 1995. Photo by Getty Images.


Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Naomi Campbell at the “Velvet Rope” album release party in 1997. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.


Naomi Campbell and Marc Jacobs at the opening party for the Louis Vuitton store in New York City, circa 1998. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell dancing with Gisele Bundchen at the 8th Annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after party in 2002. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell with Prince Albert of Monaco at her birthday party in Saint Tropez in 2002. Photo by Pool Benainous/Lafargu/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.


Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Naomi Campbell during the 2002 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards after party in New York. Photo by Getty Images.


Marc Jacobs and Naomi Campbell at Marc Jacobs’ Christmas Party in 2005. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell hugs Kate Moss at the celebration of Edward Enninful in The Oscar Wilde Bar, Hotel Cafe Royal, on December 1, 2014 in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell at Dolce & Gabbana’s 2002 Halloween Party at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell and Rihanna at the British Fashion Awards in 2014. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell and Oprah at The Weinstein Co. Entertainment and Pathe, 2014 post-BAFTA party in London, England. Photo by Getty Images.


Kim Kardashian West and Naomi Campbell at the LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala. Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA. Photo by Getty Images.


Naomi Campbell at the Dolce & Gabbana pajama party in 2016. Photo courtesy the brand.